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Microsoft: Soon To Be Your TV Manufacturer?

June 21, 2007

Microsoft announced their Media Center Extenders partner program over a year ago at WinHEC 2006, and since then there have been no 3rd party Media Center Extenders and we’re six months into Vista. Now, I have been assured by the eHome group that partners are coming soon (in time for Christmas), but this may be a sign the company is either looking to build their own or are looking to somehow get closer to the hardware side in terms of product development for their MCX program

They may think the Chinese market, in particular, may be greenfield for development of IP connected video products and this may be their entree into the market. They do have some IPTV partners in trials in China Netcom, but this is more of a play towards the end-user and potentially for public Internet video.”