Messenger TV – my latest project


For the last few months I have been creating something we call Messenger TV. Today, John Mangelaars (the Vice President I report up to) announced it in London on CNN and CNBC. It is available in 20 countries (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, & the UK). This represents 12 languages (Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, & Swedish). Needless to say, I have been quite busy over the last few months. Notice though, that it is not available in the USA or Japan yet, but we're working on that.

The interesting thing to me, and has been a challenge, is that this is a world-wide rollout, but my remit is to focus on the Windows Live business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Our marketing site that explains the product is at http://messengertv.msn.com/

Further information about how to use the product is on the blog I currently maintain for the related Windows Live Agent at http://messengertv.spaces.live.com/

The press has been picking it up too. I especially like seeing it mentioned in Reuters, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg.com, the Seattle Times, and the Calgary Herald. If you search for the Windows Live Agent (MessengerTV@Live.com) you can see that 261 (as of this posting) sites are linking to the agent.

You can of course use Live Search to find a variety of news articles where Messenger TV is appearing.


Comments (1)

  1. vasudev says:

    How to get India Specific TV contents? I have to use en-GB then it works and provides GB related contents and en-US does not work as US is not available for Messenger TV.

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