“Microsoft will run free episodes of the quirky TV comedy ‘Arrested Development’ through its MSN Video service later this year, making the show available online for the first time,” Elizabeth M. Gillespie reports for The Associated Press.
“MSN, the software maker’s Internet unit, said Wednesday it will run display and video ads instead of charging viewers to watch the critically lauded show that was a hit with a relatively small but fiercely loyal audience,” Gillespie reports. “MSN will have exclusive portal rights to syndicate the show’s 53 episodes for three years.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “Arrested Development.” Isn’t that the code name of Microsoft’s Windows unit?
It’s really too bad. Back in January, we suggested to Fox Entertainment President Peter Liguori that they breathe new life into the show via Apple’s iTunes Music Store. Stuck with MSN for three years, it’s deader than dead now. Fox must really hate that show.
Arrested Development: Fox slow on embracing Apple iTunes Store distribution – January 17, 2006