No… how is that for direct! I have confirmed with Microsoft Partner Support that Media Center will ONLY be available for Windows 8 Professional via the MEDIA CENTER ADD ON PACK to be released in October 2012.
I have joined the many and asked Microsoft to change this as there are several very good uses for MEDIA CENTER in the Enterprise. Microsoft’s response was: “…I fully understand the inconvenience this issue may have caused and I will forward your feedback to dev team. Thanks for your time and understanding on this issue.”