Thread: MSN Launched online streaming TV
07-30-2009 09:05 PM #1
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MSN Launched online streaming TV
Microsoft has announced a UK service that will stream full-length videos of television shows for free.
The advertising-funded MSN Video Player will be available from next week and will include over 300 hours of shows.
Microsoft said it will continue to extend the service, adding content by working with broadcasters and studios.
The "beta", or trial, service features material from the BBC's commercial subsidiary BBC Worldwide and ALL3MEDIA, including Peep Show and Shameless.
Programmes will be available in both Windows Media Video (WMV) and Flash formats, to cater for both PC and Mac users.
Initially, the pilot will not use Microsoft's Silverlight platform, widely touted as a flash alternative.
The project is an offshoot of the established MSN Video, which offers short video clips ranging from music to sport and news.
The video service ranked fifth in the UK in a recent survey of video-on-demand sites.
Ashley Highfield, Microsoft's managing director and vice president of consumer and online, said the firm is hoping to use its "unparalleled reach" to offer content to the 23% of UK consumers who watch video online.
08-04-2009 02:27 AM #2
finally after AMRAY Web Directory has been running stream videos and television shows for 2 years now,
somebody else took queue and decided to do the same,
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