June 24th 2011 1:30 pm PT

NBC now in the Video Channel


If you are in the US, I wanted to let you know that the NBC content that was formerly in the Inside Xbox channel on your Xbox 360 Dashboard  now has a new permanent home in the Video Marketplace channel. The video quality has been upgraded, and you’ll find the content has been expanded and broken down into sections like Top News, Most Viewed, NBC Nightly News, TODAY Show and much more. Now if you need your news fix, there is no need to sign off of Xbox LIVE, switch the TV input or even put down your controller.


Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • the Tech Dino

    This is great!  I’m very excited for this change, before it was hard to find content.

  • Yuji Mo

    still no way to watch them in a sequence

  • Doug Nelson

    I’m waiting for HBO2GO to be added

  • http://twitter.com/JasonHWatson Jason Watson

    What I want to know is when will the TV shows be added… Live tv that is….. Come on give us a heads up at the cost please.

  • Anonymous

    hey mr. nelson, would it be possible to have more shows like rachel maddow, hardball, etc?

  • http://twitter.com/x_yannis Ioannis Bokas

    “If you are in the US”… No Mr Larry, we are not from US.

  • http://twitter.com/MZiolkowski Matthew Ziolkowski

    just more stuff for Americans that no one else gets.  Stupid

  • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden XboxLiveStrikeSudden

    Oh now they are trying to indoctrinate the gamers.  NBC has so many people upset who cares about them anymore.  Just another slot filled that could be used for something else.

  • http://twitter.com/JuanCabrera Juan Cabrera

    I was always baffled that the news videos weren’t in the “video” section.  Nevertheless, I actually preferred the old format because the videos loaded much quicker and now, the loading is sometimes longer than the video itself.  Before, they were instantaneous.

  • http://twitter.com/DrGreenThumb_NZ Oliver Doel

    Cool more stuff for U.S only, we get more advertisements now then anything else….

  • Rhys Moses

    Wondering what the point of not having news shows like that available in every region is.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4XIH2ZOJYNZYW6M34TMH5NRRSA Osmar

    Finally no more pausing glitches that wont even let you finish wacthing some clips. Also, finally full screen on all clips. keep up the good work.

  • http://twitter.com/SykoGreenPanda Mark Flores

    STOP whine so damn MUCH!

  • http://twitter.com/philcanavan Phil Canavan

    What about the UK? We get nothing and Americans get loads….be fair and stop being country-ist

  • http://twitter.com/gazmaster1 Gareth Rees

    if you want your news fix in the uk just load up sky player and you get sky news

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rabbitc-Finklestein/100002063064487 Rabbitc Finklestein

      LOL – whatever.  Sky news hahahaha! More like ‘Idiots on Parade’

  • http://profiles.google.com/dandyc2 Christopher D

    I just don’t understand Microsoft….I really don’t. They started out in 2005 by advertising the Xbox 360 as a HD Game/Entertainment device but now they release a non HD version of NBC news with such fanfare when everyone knows NBC News has a HD version.  The 360 is slowly loosing it’s ‘Swag’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rabbitc-Finklestein/100002063064487 Rabbitc Finklestein

    ‘If you’re in the US’ – owning an Xbox makes sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephan-Tenspel/578534292 Stephan Tenspel

    Thanks Major but we would like a worldwide news channel in every country where Xbox Live is running  

    • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/Profile?gamerTag=FinderKeeper FinderKeeper

      Xbox would like to do that, I’m sure, but it’s not going to happen as long as the networks and channels restrict their international availability. We can’t get Sky on Xbox Live here in the US, and they can’t get ESPN or NBC there in the UK/Europe.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PCAIL6DO2OCM3H24SRQJW6ISZM J

    More GAMES, Less News

  • http://twitter.com/TroopLee Trooper Lee

    Thank You Major, I noticed it on the video channel this weekend.  Having the NBC news content is very helpful for people who only have high speed internet and are not buying cable or satellite service.

  • http://twitter.com/iphonefarted iPhone Farts

    nbc is some of the worst news. the americans can have it, i’m better off using my own resources for unbiased reporting on news that matters. nbc has been distracting us with the weiner story for a month. nice.

  • Anonymous

    I get Sky News through Sky Player but Xbox need to start making these updates worldwide. We all pay the same price.

    • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/Profile?gamerTag=FinderKeeper FinderKeeper

      I’d rather have Sky Player actually, but I’m in the US so it’s not available. I’m sure the NBC content is specific to the US because NBC is a US broadcast network. I think Xbox would *like* to make the updates worldwide, but cannot do so because of the particular legal requirements and media rights (intellectual property) restrictions.

  • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/Profile?gamerTag=FinderKeeper FinderKeeper

    Sky is not available in the US. We’ve got ESPN for sports and NBC for news and entertainment.