Microsoft to shut pioneering MSN Internet TV service

  • ANI, London
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  • Updated: Jul 09, 2013 01:20 IST

Software giant Microsoft is reportedly going to shut down its subscription based internet television service, MSN TV.

The predecessor of many modern internet TV services, MSN TV was purchased by Microsoft in 1997 for 425 million dollars, and requires a significant amount of hardware including a set-top box and bespoke keyboard, reports BBC.

According to the report, MSN TV allows users to check email, use MSN chat services and share photos online.

Stuart Miles, founder of technology news website Pocket-lint said that there are a lot of companies which are trying to make things more efficient from their end.

He further said that MSN TV is a technology that served a purpose at the time and now it is redundant.


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