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Microsoft shutting down MSN TV this September

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by Athlon646464, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Microsoft shutting down MSN TV this September

    Just after celebrating the service's sweet 16th, Microsoft has announced it will be shutting down MSN TV on September 30th. To help ease the transition, Redmond is offering current subscribers free access to MSN Premium through December 31st. After that, customers will have to pay the standard rate of $10 per month or $90 per year. Naturally, the modern service isn't compatible with MSN TV's defunct hardware........

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  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    What is MSN TV?? Why did it fail?
     
  3. Athlon646464

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  4. dpeters11

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    Personally, I think calling MSN TV an IPTV service is a bit generous. Most video didn't work, or work well, including Youtube.
     
  5. Number Six

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    Webtv (later assimilated to msntv) was an easy, inexpensive way to get on the Internet when the Internet was still sort of "new." I had it from 1998 to 2000 when I was getting online for the first time but didn't want to invest in a computer. It was basically an "Internet terminal" and was somewhat ahead of its time in melding Internet and television content. I was a little surprised to see the service still exists.
     
  6. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Me too, which is why I posted the story....
     
  7. dpeters11

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    On TWiT, Leo mentioned that he actually had a subscriber call into his radio show last weekend looking for advice on a replacement.
     

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