The lights are on
After months of rumors, Microsoft has finally announced its official plans for bringing a wide selection of cable and broadcast television programming to Xbox Live.Major Nelson, the official Xbox blogger, just posted a long list of entertainment partners that have signed on to bring programming to Xbox Live. It's quite impressive.While the complete list shows both U.S., international, and previously existing partners, I've highlighted the new additions for the U.S. Keep in mind, you will likely already have to be a cable subscriber to access this content on Xbox Live, as indicated by this note at the end of the blog post:"Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or other subscriptions/fees required. Kinect functionality varies by feature, provider and region."List of Xbox Live Entertainment Partners (new U.S. additions in bold)• ABC iView – Australia • AlloCiné – France, Germany, Spain, U.K. • Antena 3 – Spain • Astral Media’s Disney XD – Canada • AT&T** – U.S. • BBC – U.K. • blinkbox – U.K. • Bravo – U.S. • BSkyB** – U.K. • Canal+* – France, Spain • Channel 4 – U.K. • Channel 5 – U.K. • CinemaNow (Best Buy) – U.S. • Comcast – U.S. • Crackle – Australia, Canada, U.K., U.S. • Dailymotion – Available in 32 markets • EPIX – U.S. • ESPN** – U.S. • Facebook** – Available in all 35 Xbox LIVE markets • FOXTEL** – Australia • GolTV – Spain • HBO GO – U.S. • Hulu – Japan • Hulu +**– U.S. • iHeartRadio (Clear Channel) – U.S. • Last.fm** – U.K., U.S. • LOVEFiLM – Germany, U.K. • Manga Entertainment – U.S. • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment/Real Sports – Canada • MediaSet – Italy • MSN with MSNBC.com – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, U.K. • MUZU.TV – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.K. • Netflix**– Canada, U.S. • Rogers On Demand Online (RODO) – Canada • RTVE – Spain • SBS On Demand – Australia • Syfy – U.S. • Telefonica – Spain • Televisa – Mexico • “The Today Show” – U.S. • TELUS** – Canada • TMZ – U.S. • Twitter** – Available in all 35 Xbox LIVE markets • UFC – Canada, U.S. • Verizon – U.S. • VEVO – Canada, U.K., U.S. • VimpelCom** – Russia • Vodafone Portugal** – Portugal • YouTube – Available in 22 markets • ZDF – Germany • Zune** – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain
** Denotes existing partners on Xbox LIVE available today.
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One less box under my television
oh ya HBO on xbox, better not screw with the nude...lol
So... they don't tell us what we need. Why? Because everyone would moan and not care. If this needs a subscription to Comcast TV, I and many, many others don't care about this and are against it. If its like ESPN, then thats great. I also have a feeling it'll be option A, you need Digital Cable, and their going to switch ESPN over to needing it also which will piss me off. I Don't pay for cable because I'm not spending $70 a month on a basic cable plan that I don't even use/watch.
No Charter, That is my provider
Yeah... Hopefully they don't raise the subscription rate even higher...
"Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or other subscriptions/fees required."
Ya...I saw that coming. While the lineup is impressive, paying monthly for both cable and Xbox live gold plus whatever these "other subscription fees" are doesn't really sound worth it to me considering there's really only a handful of shows I watch these days.
I like the idea although I rarely watch TV but since I have XBL and Comcast already will I be able to benefit from this without paying anything extra? that would be mad BS
Yes HBO Go
This video does more than your article to describe what this actually is. And it looks like you can rewind you programing.
What's the pricing on this. If the XBL 60$/year fee entails this feature, then this is a total win for MS and 360 owners.
If it's a separate fee on top of XBL I'd be more hesitant to jump in.