Microsoft’s IPTV platform, called Mediaroom, will be deployed in Russia through an association with big broadband carrier Corbina TV. Both companies made the announcement today.

Mediaroom is deployed by AT&T’s U-Verse service in the United States.  Mediaroom is in over 20 countries. 

At NAB in March, I interviewed Microsoft’s Jim Baldwin who gave a demo.  In the U.K., British Telecom provides the broadband television connectivity with Mediaroom.  Jim told me in this interview that Mediaroom will be available on the XBOX 360 in the U.K. this year.

— Andy Plesser