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Microsoft reveals 'studio-grade' Skype TX for broadcasters

updated 07:36 am EDT, Tue April 8, 2014

Broadcast industry standard inputs, updated interface for Skype use on television

Microsoft has unveiled a version of its Skype messaging service designed for broadcasters. Skype TX is called a "studio-grade" software born from its acquisition of broadcast partner Cat and Mouse, which is said to provide a high level of hardware and software integration of Skype into the studio environment for video connections outside the studio.

Skype TX adds HD-SDI video inputs and outputs, balanced audio, and automatic aspect ratio conversion to the software. API integration and call management has also been tweaked for the system, with ads and call notifications also removed from view in order to make it appear more professional, rather than a stream of a messaging app. Support from a "team of specialist Microsoft-trained broadcast technicians" will also be on hand in case there are any issues.

Pricing for the service has not been revealed by Microsoft, though broadcasters are asked to contact for more information. Microsoft has also set up a dedicated Skype in Media site to highlight the video chat service's use in areas such as interviews on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, and news organizations covering live events.



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