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Microsoft renames IPTV ‘Microsoft Mediaroom’

Microsoft MediaRoomOn day 1 of NXTcomm, Microsoft introduced an update to their IPTV product saying, “With this latest release, Microsoft is renaming its IPTV platform Microsoft Mediaroom to better reflect the broader set of new connected entertainment experiences made possible today and the types of experiences anticipated in the future.” The new product adds the ability to play music and photos from your computer on your TV and provides multiple picture-in-picture channels. The biggest news is the availability for third-party developers to build their own commercial applications to run on the platform. The website isn’t up yet, but it will be at microsoftmediaroom.com

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Create Quick Video for the Web

Create Quick Video for the WebLearn how to shoot, edit, and encode online video! Starting October 4, write video scripts and story outlines, shoot and edit film, and broadcast your work on video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Students will get hands-on experience with a Canon HDV camera and Final Cut in this course. Register now!