Chris at LiveSide had this buzz yesterday:
Several sources have indicated to us that MSN plans to relaunch itself as the MSN Media Network, whilst at the same time expanding its range of interactive and content rich services. As well as continuing to deliver content through MSN.com and MSN Music, the MSN Video team is evolving to include Movies and TV. Both these sites have already been revamped at the end of last year and feature show times and reviews as well as the latest entertainment news.
We have also learnt there are plans to launch a new podcasting service later this year, featuring MSN produced content such as celebrity interviews.
More by following the link, but something of this sort is to be expected if Microsoft wants to position MSN as a content distributor while the services transition over to Windows Live. There have been alternate theories about the future of MSN, though.