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Microsoft shuts MSN TV

July 8, 2013

Microsoft is closing its subscription-based Internet television service MSN TV at the end of September. The company said there were now “many new ways” to access the net.

Microsoft bought the service – originally WebTV – for $425 million (£285m) in 1997 and rebranded it MSN TV in 2001. It requires a significant amount of hardware including a set-top box and bespoke keyboard, it enables customers to check email, use MSN chat services and share photos online.

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