Microsoft launches UK MSN Video Player online video-on-demand service

Following the success of the BBC's iPlayer and Channel Four's 'on demand' service, Microsoft is launching its own free online video player.

Viewers will be able to watch a range of programmes, including those from the BBC such as Hustle and Hotel Babylon, on the MSN video player, from tomorrow.

Microsoft says that it will allow viewers to enjoy full series of their favourite shows from comedies like Peep Show and Dead Ringers to documentaries such as Sahara and dramas like Cutting It.

The launch of MSN Video marks a return to online VOD by Highfield, who headed up the abortive Kangaroo joint venture between the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.

The service can be accessed via Microsoft’s Silverlight technology, which provides adaptive bit-rate streaming to match the connection speed over which the video is being accessed.

The player has 1,000 hours of content in total, made up of full length and clip material. Go check it out here

Microsoft launched its MSN Video Player online video-on-demand service in the UK yesterday.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • On-demand webcast Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) allow DevOps teams to be more efficient. When starting from a production environment, the use of Microsoft SQL Server 2017 in Docker containers and Kubernetes clusters can facilitate a DevOps CI/CD pipeline. Using SQL Server tools also allows you to easily integrate core DevOps application lifecycle management practices to database development. Watch this on-demand presentation to learn how defining the database dependency as …

  • Are you weighing the benefits of cloud storage versus on-premises storage? If so, the right answer might be to use both — a mix of on-premises and public cloud services with data mobility between the two platforms. Hybrid has piqued interest as more organizations look to the public cloud to augment their on-premises data management. Analyst firm IDC predicts that by 2018, 85% of enterprises will operate in a multi-cloud environment. Check out this easy-to-absorb infographic to explore five reasons to …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date