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MSN to Launch Subscription Radio Service

(via Frank Barnako): MSN Radio Plus, a new radio subscription service, in competition with services such as Yahoo Launch and RealOne RadioPAss, will be laucnhed by MSN soon. Details emerging at the moment suggest it will be $4.99 a month or $29.99 anually.

Also due to launch soon is MSN Mobile Plus (or Premium Mobile), though no more details are available.

In a follow-up story in “‘We look at it as a first step in a much broader strategy that we hope to deliver in time,’ said Lisa Gurry, Microsoft’s group product manager for MSN. ‘I can’t go into details, but this is the first of an array of offerings that we hope to deliver in the subscription space–not just in entertainment, but across the board there will be more subscription services. This is an example of how we’re going to deliver on that vision.'”