Abertis and Microsoft to launch a joint IPTV platform

From David del Valle in Madrid

Spain’s telco operator Abertis Telecom and Microsoft have reached an agreement to create an IPTV service that will manage Spain’s telco operator Abertis Telecom and Microsoft have reached an agreement to create an IPTV service that will manage and distribute DTT content using Microsoft Silverlight, a cross-browser multiplatform plug-in for delivering content over the Web.

This platform is also being used by other TV companies, such as TF1, RTL, France Television, iTV, MSN UK and Setanta. The CEO of Abertis, Salvador Alemany, said that “the agreement (…) opens new possibilities in the development of DTT through the Internet and in the search of new joint initiatives in the corporate social responsibility”.

The Abertis Telecom service is using Microsoft IMM (Interactive Media Manager) as the backend workflow solution to acquire and manage digital content.

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