MSN TV

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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 e-mail, 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 older WebTV Classic is also available, even less expensive, and still more limited.
This transition will accelerate the integration of outstanding MSN content and services -- such as the MSN Hotmail(R) service, the world's largest Web-based e-mail service -- to users of the WebTV Classic, WebTV Plus, UltimateTV(R) service and Dishplayer devices, offering consumers more ways to access the Internet and make MSN their home on the Web.
WebTV Classic and WebTV Plus, both currently on the market, bridge the gap between broadcast television and the World Wide Web.
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Today, these services include the WebTV Classic Internet service, the WebTV Plus interactive service and WebTV Personal TV service.
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The Lexmark Z12 Color Jetprinter allows consumers to print from the WebTV Classic Internet service and the WebTV Plus interactive service.
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These enhancements, which WebTV will offer for free, are intended to enhance the overall Internet experience for the more than 1 million WebTV Classic and Plus subscribers.