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Microsoft Plans for Web TV Subscriptions Delayed

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Microsoft Plans for Web TV Subscriptions Delayed

Microsoft is in the middle of pushing its Xbox 360 game console to become more than just a place to get your game on. Over the last year or so, the Xbox 360 has gained streaming ability like Netflix and a lot more. Microsoft has also made no secret that it is working with programming partners to roll out a subscription TV network using the Xbox 360.

Those plans sounded pretty interesting to me, so I am disappointed to hear that Microsoft has put those subscription TV pans on hold. The reason cited for putting plans on hold were that licensing costs were too high. One executive involved in the talks from a media company said, "They built Microsoft TV, they demoed it for us, they asked for rate cards but then said 'ooh ah, that's expensive'."

The service was expected to let the user subscribe and pay a monthly fee to get programming from places other than a cable provider. It's too bad Microsoft backed off; I know a lot of people would have gladly tried the service out if it was priced right to get away from cable and satellite providers.

 

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