Microsoft Launches UltimateTV

Share this article:
Microsoft Corp. last week officially launched Microsoft UltimateTV, a system that combines DIRECTV programming, interactive television and Internet access.


UltimateTV lets viewers pause, replay, fast-forward, rewind or view live television in slow motion. It also offers viewers digital video recording capabilities, Internet access, interactive television access, e-mail and chat services and the ability to respond to advertisements.


The system lets viewers watch one live television program while recording another or record two live programs simultaneously. Microsoft charges consumers $9.95 per month for 35 hours of digital programming. Consumers can also receive unlimited Internet access through the system for an additional $5 per month.


DIRECTV programming, which features more than 225 channels, is sold separately, and pricing varies.
Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in News

News Byte: Comcast Expanding Global Ad Delivery Through Partnership

News Byte: Comcast Expanding Global Ad Delivery Through ...

Through a partnership with Adstream , Comcast's AdDelivery Service expands its footprint across the globe.

40 Under 40 2014: Nominations Are Now Open!

40 Under 40 2014: Nominations Are Now Open!

It's time to nominate the 2014 crop of young marketing luminaries for Direct Marketing News's 40 Under 40 Awards. The deadline is Friday, June 6, 2014.

News Byte: MediaCrossing Partners with ASL Marketing on Youth Marketing Tool

News Byte: MediaCrossing Partners with ASL Marketing on ...

The digital media trading firm and marketing database company aim to help marketers target 13 to 34 year olds.