Beta Version of MSN Video Debuts Today With Exclusive NBC, MSNBC.com Content; Broad Availability Set for Winter
The MSN® network of Internet services today announced a bold step in its quest to solidify its position as the best online location for broadband consumers in the United States with the debut of a high-quality broadband video player with no monthly subscriptions, no annual fees -- no charge at all to consumers. Unveiled by MSNBC.com President Scott Moore at Streaming Media CA 2003 Conference and Exhibition, MSN Video will be broadly available across the online network this winter in the United States only, along with a range of other new MSN services for broadband consumers. MSN will support the rich broadband content offering with revenue generated from the unique video advertising services it will offer advertisers.
Unlike other online networks that charge consumers for broadband video services, MSN will offer free access to high-resolution, on-demand news, sports, entertainment and other video, including programming from NBC News and MSNBC.com that isn't available anywhere else on the Web. Additional content from a wealth of providers will be added to the service for the consumer launch this winter. Through this offering, which will be integrated throughout the MSN network, MSN will provide advertisers with unmatched access to sought-after broadband consumers via video and contextual ads
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