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More details about IPTV on Xbox 360

Peter Rojas

Doug Anderson chatted with Microsoft yesterday and managed to scare up some interesting new details about that new IPTV service that is due out for the Xbox 360 later this year. Seems that their partner here in the US will be AT&T (no surprise there), which is rolling out its new fiber optic Project Lightspeed network (though last mile service will be over copper). The service will reportedly have enough bandwidth for viewing 2 simultaneous HD channels and 2 simultaneous SD channels and will require a router with special QoS features that can handle IPTV traffic. Sounds about right, since those are more or less the basic requirements for IPTV, and we figured that getting watching live HD broadcasts on your Xbox 360 wouldn't be as simple as a software upgrade.

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