Due to the advancement in the number of ways to use internet, Microsoft took a difficult decision to shutting down their MSN TV service on September 30.
Redmond, Washington, software giant purchased WebTV Networks for US$425 million in 1997 as the technology that can enable users to be in direct contact with the internet. Later on, the service was named as MSN TV and afterwards a more powerful version MSN TV 2 was introduced in the market.
“Since then, the web has continued to evolve at a breathtaking pace, and there are many new ways to access the internet,” Microsoft said in a post. “Accordingly, we have made the difficult decision to end the MSN TV service on September 30th, 2013,” it added.
This decision also reflects the involvement of the rival companies like Apple who always trying to introduce different gadgets that enable customers to be in direct and fast contact with the internet.
About the charging of the service, MSN TV 2 customer will get regular bills of the service in August and can use it till the last day on September 30. Microsoft will continue to offer subscriptions for MSN Dial-up service.