Microsoft is hoping that its pilot service, with content from BBC Worldwide and All3Media, may establish it as the online TV aggregator of choice for commercial broadcasters. The transmission firm Arqiva, which bought the remnants of Project Kangaroo, is aiming to launch its own service in the coming months.They've certainly got some good shows, including dramas such as This Life, Bodies and (my personal favourite) North Square.
Microsoft is also hoping to get first mover advantage over any potential UK launch of the hugely successful Hulu, the US online TV service backed by NBC Universal, News Corporation and Disney.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
It's not even been live for a fortnight, but already Microsoft's MSN Video Player has attracted more than 170,000 show views, reports Mark Sweeney in The Guardian.