Microsoft carved another notch on its remote control today with news that a Hungarian Internet service provider will use Microsoft TV software for an Internet Protocol television (IPTV) pilot project.
T-Online Hungary, a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, said it picked Paris-based Alcatel and Microsoft to roll out a series of trial runs with the service, culminating in a public-market trial this summer.
Microsoft’s software for delivering television over the Internet is designed to allow features such as instant channel change, on-demand video, recording and picture-in-picture. The company has been working on this effort for more than a decade, as detailed in this story from last fall.
T-Online becomes one of 15 service providers using Microsoft’s IPTV software.