MSN Video Player launched by Microsoft UK

Microsoft announced the UK launch of “MSN Video Player,” a free video on demand service streaming full-length video of television shows. MSN Video Player will launch with over 300 hours of content both old and new from BBC Worldwide and All3Media, and Microsoft has plans to expand the service in the future. The content includes such shows […]

Microsoft announced the UK launch of “MSN Video Player,” a free video on demand service streaming full-length video of television shows. MSN Video Player will launch with over 300 hours of content both old and new from BBC Worldwide and All3Media, and Microsoft has plans to expand the service in the future. The content includes such shows as Shameless, Peep Show, and League of Gentlemen and will launch next week. Programs’ll be streamed in flash or using Microsoft's Windows Media Video (WMV). As the service’s advertising funded, adverts’ll run before clips start streaming. Microsoft plans to roll the service out to the Xbox 360, Windows Mobile and living room TV screens (via IPTV) if the service proves popular.