FierceIPTV covered the Microsoft Xbox 360-IPTV announcement and even ran a few follow-up pieces, but this post from CEPro is worth a look, if only as a lesson in the importance of distinguishing IPTV from Internet TV or online video. The columnist argues that Microsoft confused the attendees at CES by not explaining what they meant by the term "IPTV." Indeed, after announcing the IPTV functionality of the Xbox 360, the crowd cheered, and I doubt many of them really knew what they were cheering. The Xbox 360 will function as an alternate STB for those IPTV service providers Microsoft works with, however, original reports following the CES announcement claimed the gaming console would soon stream online video from the Internet onto the TV screen.
For more on Microsoft's Xbox 360-IPTV:
- read this post over at CEPro