Microsofts Revamped MSN Goes Premium

By eweek  |  Posted 2003-12-08

Microsoft announced last week MSN Premium, its latest online service.

The service, designed for use with broadband Internet connections, will be available Jan. 8 and offer a range of features, including spam filters, anti-virus capabilities, a firewall, parental controls, photo management, exclusive multimedia content and multiple e-mail accounts.

MSN Premium will compete with America Onlines new AOL 9.0 Optimized service. MSN Premium applications are tied together by a unified graphical interface.

One of the new applications, MSN Video, provides streaming video from television partners such as the MSNBC cable news network and the ESPN sports programming network.

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