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Microsoft launches Internet TV for Windows Media Center

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Microsoft is rolling out the public beta of Internet TV for Windows Vista Media Center tomorrow. If you've got a machine running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate, a new option should pop up inside of your media center interface, cleverly titled "Internet TV."

At launch, there will be 100 hours of programming available from MSN Video. The service is free, but ad-supported, meaning you'll have to put up with some 15 and 30 second spots here and there. YuMe is responsible for the ad.

But is there anything you'll want to watch? Here's some of the content available:
  • Full length episodes of TV shows including Arrested Development
  • Full length concerts by artists including Chris Cornell, Snoop Dogg, Elton John, Pink, John Mayer, and the Pussycat Dolls
  • Movie trailers
  • MSNBC news clips
  • FOX Sports clips
Internet TV will be available from Windows Vista machines with Windows Media Center, and from Xbox 360 consoles.

Tags: internet-tv, media-center, vista, windows-media-center, windows-vista