Microsoft announced that a slew of TV and entertainment content providers — including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy will be rolling out entertainment services to the Xbox starting this holiday season in the more than 20 coutnries and they’ll be providing content through Xbox Live, the online entertainment service for Xbox 360. The providers are: BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and LOVEFiLM in the U.K.; Antena 3, RTVE and Telefonica in Spain; Televisa in Mexico; and Bravo, Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand service, Crackle, EPIX, Syfy, TMZ, The Today Show, UFC, Verizon FiOS and HBO GO in the United States, the new TV and video providers announced today join Xbox’s existing lineup of TV and video entertainment partners already on Xbox 360: AT&T, Netflix and Hulu+ in the U.S., TELUS in Canada, BSkyB in the U.K., Canal+ in France, Vodafone Portugal, VimpelCom in Russia and FOXTEL in Australia.This is exciting news because now your 360 is like a cable box as well, so if you already have service with one of the providers that is teaming up with them then you can enjoy tons of television right from your dashboard…………….
A new era in television begins this holiday where your entertainment becomes instantly searchable, easily discoverable and enjoyable in extraordinary new ways from a single device – Xbox 360. Microsoft Corp. announced plans to roll out the next generation of TV entertainment on Xbox LIVE, the online entertainment service for Xbox 360. Nearly 40 world-leading TV and entertainment providers, including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy in the U.S.; BBC in the U.K., Telefónica in Spain; Rogers On Demand in Canada; Televisa in Mexico; ZDF in Germany; and MediaSet in Italy, will begin rolling out entertainment services to the console this holiday, in more than 20 countries. “Today’s announcement is a major step toward realizing our vision to bring you all the entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about, made easy,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Combining the world’s leading TV and entertainment providers with the power of Kinect for Xbox 360* and the intelligence of Bing voice search will make TV and entertainment more personal, social and effortless.” Xbox 360 brings all your entertainment, friends and family together in one place. Now, easily switch from playing your favorite game with a friend out of state or even across the world to watching your favorite TV show with your family members on the same couch, all through Xbox LIVE. Xbox LIVE now has a unified dashboard for greater, easier navigation, whether customers use Kinect or a controller. Access more entertainment content for everyone in the family from numerous providers, and enjoy on-demand or live programming. Xbox 360 is the first console to offer access to the world’s greatest TV properties, including BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and LOVEFiLM in the U.K.; Antena 3, RTVE and Telefónica in Spain; Televisa in Mexico; and Bravo, Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand service, Crackle, EPIX, Syfy, TMZ, “The Today Show,” UFC, Verizon FiOS and HBO GO in the United States. These new TV and video providers announced today join our existing lineup of great TV and video entertainment partners already on Xbox 360 – AT&T, Netflix and Hulu+ in the U.S., TELUS in Canada, BSkyB in the U.K., Canal+ in France, Vodafone Portugal, VimpelCom in Russia, and FOXTEL in Australia.
Xbox 360 announce plans to roll out the next generation of TV entertainment on Xbox LIVE and they have nearly 40 world class TV and entertainment providers coming to Xbox LIVE including: Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy in the U.S.; BBC TV and radio in the U.K.; Telefónica in Spain; Rogers On Demand in Canada; Televisa in Mexico; ZDF in Germany; and MediaSet in Italy, that will begin rolling out to consoles in more than 20 countries this holiday. In below you will find the entertainment partners on Xbox 360:
- 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
Microsoft and LOVEFiLM have announced a partnership that will make LOVEFiLM part of the next generation of TV entertainment, bringing the service to millions of Xbox 360 users across the UK and Germany. The agreement between the two leading home entertainment companies sees LOVEFiLM become an official Xbox LIVE integrated film service provider and is the next step in LOVEFiLM‘s strategy for multi-platform delivery – already offering streaming on the LOVEFiLM Player, through the PC, iPad, in-home connected living room devices, PlayStation 3 and, now, Xbox 360. UK and German LOVEFiLM members will be able to instantly stream thousands of titles from major studios and independents, in addition to exclusive movies such as the global phenomenon The Twilight Saga, Unknown, starring Liam Neeson and thriller Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. With Kinect for Xbox 360, user interaction will be made more personal and intuitive, with the ability to effortlessly control the LOVEFiLM Player App through motion, gestures and voice commands. This interactivity will revolutionise the way film fans manage their movie selection and engage with LOVEFiLM.
Verizon and Microsoft announced an agreement that will open the door to a new FiOS TV-powered entertainment experience for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. Using a Verizon-developed software application, FiOS TV and Internet customers who are also Xbox LIVE Gold members will be able to view popular live TV channels through their Xbox consoles without any extra hardware required. This holiday, Verizon will bring a selection of popular live TV channels to Xbox 360 and will be a leader in delivering live, multichannel streaming HD TV, integrated with Kinect, via the Xbox. The new collaboration is an important expansion of the breadth of entertainment available on Xbox 360 and the latest move by Verizon to break down old technology barriers and provide customers the freedom of a borderless lifestyle where they can connect with what they love on all their favorite devices. Utilizing Kinect for Xbox 360, FiOS customers will be able to easily discover and enjoy content in extraordinary new ways, all without having to pick up a remote control.
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