How does the Reuters interactive TV news channel function on Microsoft Media Center Edition?
Leo Lazaro Vera II
posted this on October 27, 2010, 2:28 AM
Reuters provides an interactive, full-screen news video experience for Microsoft® Windows® XP and Vista Media Center Edition users. The Reuters interactive TV news channel provides continuously updated footage with easy-to-use DVD-style interaction. As a free-of-charge service, users can browse and watch 1-5 minute long, fully produced Reuters reports and raw video segments on their TV at their convenience. News stories are updated dynamically and are available as they break.
Accessible through the Online Spotlight of Media Center, the Reuters news channel displays the first viewable frame of each video by thumbnail to make browsing easy. Videos are organized by channels - Top News, Business, World, Entertainment, Life! and Oddly Enough. Scrolling over the thumbnail reveals its title and brief description of the video and its time span. A video can be viewed full screen or as an inset to browse other stories. A broadband Internet connection is required.