Two partnership announcements appeared concerning MSN Video, one with MTV Networks and one with Sony BMG. They are European deals, but who says it won't expanded in the future? MSN Video is currently available in over 23 countries. On February 2nd it got expanded to the following countries and languages: Russia, India, Belgium (Dutch), Belgium (French), Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.
MTV Networks: The European deal covers MTVN video content for the UK, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden, with Belgium, Denmark and Norway to follow. MTV and Microsoft will also be looking to extend the agreement to other European markets.
Sony BMG: The European deal covers Sony BMG video content for the UK, France, and Germany with the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Russia and Poland to follow.
MSN Video is currently viewed by more than 6 million European unique users per month. The MSN Video audience grew by 60% in five months from July to November 2007 in established markets (UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands) and nearly 70% taking into account the addition of MSN Video in Sweden and Denmark.
So now you can go and watch your favourite shows on MSN Video such as Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher (known from "That 70's Show"), Pimp my Ride, Cribs and South Park! Music fans will be able to choose from a wide selection of videos and exclusive videos as well as backstage footage, interviews, artist biographies, tour information and photos from some of the biggest superstars, representing virtually every genre of music.