According to PC World:
Microsoft may be rebranding its MSN site as MSN Media Network.
Some of the new services MSN Media Network plans to deliver, according LiveSide.net's Overd, are video services through MSN Video, such as movie and television downloads, as well as a podcasting service.
I can't tell you how much I hope this is true. Actually, I can tell you – I REALLY HOPE THIS IS TRUE.
I'd still prefer a Microsoft Podcatcher but this is a decent first step.