Telus takes Mediaroom route for new IPTV launch

Add Canada's Telus to the list of service providers that have launched IPTV offerings on Microsoft's Mediaroom platform. Telus is another telco that comes to the platform after using Minerva Networks software for an earlier rollout. The Mediaroom-based launch so far encompasses the Edmonton, Alberta area and a few dozen or so other communities in British Columbia and Alberta.

The Telus TV customers who have been aboard the Minerva Networks' IPTV platform thus far will be allowed to move onto Mediaroom in the coming months. Telus also re-sells satellite TV service from Bell Canada.

Last year, SureWest Communcations in the U.S. made the switch from Minerva to Microsoft. Increasing capabilities and streamline cost scenarios have helped Microsoft's platform find some new appeal, in particular among independent telcos and service providers that had rolled out very early TV offerings over other platforms.

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