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MSN TV

(MicroSoft Network TV) A pioneer Internet TV service and set-top box from Microsoft. Developed in 1996 by WebTV and acquired by Microsoft in 1997, it was rebranded MSN TV in 2001. Originally using an analog modem to deliver the Web and email, MSN TV 2 added broadband capability in 2004. Although the set-top box was dropped years earlier, the service remained until late 2013. See Internet TV and AOLTV.


Set-top Box
Sony was one of the first to build a WebTV set-top box. The unit with a built-in modem is shown here sans keyboard. (Image courtesy of Sony Corporation.)







First Home Page
This was the home page in its first year as WebTV. (Image courtesy of Sony Corporation.)
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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.
Our average user is 57 years old,' said Andy Sheldon, senior director of product marketing for MSN TV.
The new version, called MSN TV 2, adds a port for people with high- speed Internet connections and home networks.
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and KVH announced an agreement to bring the MSN(R) TV service to consumers traveling in cars, trucks, RVs and boats throughout the United States using a Mobile Internet Receiver with MSN TV service designed and manufactured by KVH.