As Microsoft has removed Media Center from Windows 8. So if Windows 8 user want to install Media Center to watch or record live TV, it needs to be purchased separately from Microsoft in form of a new “Windows Media Center Pack”.
But good news is that Microsoft is providing free license of “Windows Media Center Pack” to Windows 8 users for a limited period of time . Which is upto January 31, 2013.
To get the free license key of “Windows Media Center Pack”, you just need to provide an email ID and Microsoft will send you the free license key on your email ID , which will be valid for up to 5 computers.
But note that the product key must be activated no later than February 1, 2013.