MSN TV Shuts Down

Jul 08, 2013

One of the pioneers of TV on the web is gone. AllThingsD reported that Microsoft quietly shut down its MSN TV. Originally WebTV, MIcrosoft bought it for $425 million in 1997. MSN TV included a set-top box and a keyboard, and eventually lent some of its technology to the Xbox.

According to AllThingsD Microsoft went on to create Mediaroom for AT&T's U-Verse, but now that Mediaroom is being sold to Ericsson Microsoft is timing the shutdown of Web TV to coincide with its move away from TV services.