The World: Washington - Microsoft pulls sponsorship from Family Guy

Microsoft has withdrawn its sponsorship of an upcoming Family Guy-themed variety show, after viewing the content.

In October, the computer giant agreed a deal with Fox to sponsor Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show, which will air on 8 November, in an effort to help promote its new Windows 7 operating system.

But after discovering that the show contained jokes about the Holocaust, as well as incest and deaf people, Microsoft withdrew its sponsorship, stating that the content "was not a fit with the Windows brand".