Xbox 360 Teams Up With Entertainment Leaders to Transform TV

Today we are happy to announce plans to roll out the next generation of TV entertainment on Xbox LIVE. We 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.

Entertainment Partners on Xbox 360 (Existing and New)

•    ABC iView – Australia
•    AlloCiné – France, Germany, Spain, U.K. 
•    Antena 3 – Spain
•    Astral Media’s Disney😄 – 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

* Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or other subscriptions/fees required. Kinect functionality varies by feature, provider and region.
** Denotes existing partners on Xbox LIVE available today.

Official press release w/ screen shots

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/Seansjohnson Sean Johnson

    Guys its important to remember that it will most likely mean you have already subscribed to the services. 

    Just like HBO Go if you subscribe its free.  If you don’t its not…

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  • http://twitter.com/tiagalho Tiago Alho

    That services was available for vodafone tv in portugal back in 2009. it isn’t currently available anymore. or I may be mistaken😦. care to clarify?

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  • http://twitter.com/lochdoun Bry

    No G4 TV???!!!
    Wouldn’t that be the most obvious choice for a GAME console?

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    • http://twitter.com/mcmax3000 David

      It would’ve been four or five years ago when G4 was still gaming focused. Outside of X-Play & events like E3, they hardly have any gaming content anymore.

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    • http://profiles.google.com/kotor610 Joseph L.

      G4 is owned by comcast

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    • http://twitter.com/Mesoian Mesoian

      Would gamers actually want to WATCH G4TV?

      Don’t gamers usually just laugh at G4TV?

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    • http://twitter.com/Mesoian Mesoian

      Would gamers actually want to WATCH G4TV?

      Don’t gamers usually just laugh at G4TV?

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  • http://twitter.com/SokolRETX Cpt Malashenko

    Its will be great if Zune comes to Eastern Europe too

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  • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

    I fail to understand the hype over all this. If you subscribe to any of these services, you get it on your TV anyway right? What’s the catch? You watch it through your xbox rather than through a cable box? I don’t get it. 

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    • Anonymous

      I have comcast with no cable box and I hardly watch cable anyway but it will be a benefit for me.

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    • Anonymous

      For Comcast, an HD receiver is $15 a month. We only have one in our household, although we have 3 HDTVs.  Two are connected by their “free” SD, non-menu, box.  This would allow us to watch HDTV on the TV that is normally connected to the XBOX.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/Degauss Paul Slawinski

      BeeDizz, the great part about this is that you don’t have to rent a settop box from your cable company for additional TVs, I have had AT&T Uverse on my 360 for 6 months set up in another room that used to have a cable box I paid about 5 bucks for a month. Small savings but in the long run It’s an extra video game every year if you think about it. Also, maybe if we can stop having proprietary DVR boxes (you NEED to have one to have uVerse installed on your xbox) we can start having our own hard drives used for DVR content. But that is a whole ‘nother can of worms that I will leave alone for now.

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  • Anonymous

    this will make the xbox the killer entertainment device !!!

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  • http://twitter.com/dog_eat_waffle Daniel Tain

    Finally I can watch BBC on my xbox :D!!!!!!!!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507910910 Ryan Braun

    when is the beta?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=533945604 Tim Harris

    With, or without caption support?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hector-Pena/100000144198951 Hector Pena

    I don’t know, the best way I can say how this thing will work is as follows:

    If you have comcast INTERNET or Verizon Fios Internet, from those two cable provider, you will be able to watch syfy,Bravo, and EPIX on the 360. You don’t need to be a comcast cable subscriber to watch it. Just like another person said it on here. I have Direct tv, but I have comcast internet, I can still watch ESPN games live and everything else. So it will be great if that is how it is going to work. Maybe the Comcast and Verizon that is listed means just that. You need to have internet from one of those 2 providers to enjoy it on tv. 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hector-Pena/100000144198951 Hector Pena

    I don’t know, the best way I can say how this thing will work is as follows:

    If you have comcast INTERNET or Verizon Fios Internet, from those two cable provider, you will be able to watch syfy,Bravo, and EPIX on the 360. You don’t need to be a comcast cable subscriber to watch it. Just like another person said it on here. I have Direct tv, but I have comcast internet, I can still watch ESPN games live and everything else. So it will be great if that is how it is going to work. Maybe the Comcast and Verizon that is listed means just that. You need to have internet from one of those 2 providers to enjoy it on tv. 

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  • Anonymous

    I am disappointed, you’re not launching anything new in the Netherlands!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/morsleyg Grant Morsley

    Hope the ABC iView client is better than the PS3’s “I have a Web browser with Flash” client.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Guild/653259877 David Guild

    So whats happened to Zune for uk?

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  • http://twitter.com/tsrblke tsrblke

    I’ve read a fair amount about this and seen mixed results with people who tried this.  Some said they got as far as installing it, but AT&T “required” sending out a service tech to actually activate it. (Ding, $99).
    It’s a mixed bag, and AT&T customer care seems to vary depending on what person you get on the other line.
    Nevertheless, this doesn’t change my second point which is “AT&T still requires a STB.”  So what’s the point for someone with only 1 TV?  If this update actually INTEGRATES things into the dash (unlike the current model) then we’ll be seeing benefit finally.

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  • Anonymous

    So… About that dashboard update preview program…

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  • Anonymous

    So… About that dashboard update preview program…

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  • muzzymate

    Any word on getting ESPN3 working for Time Warner customers?

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  • muzzymate

    Any word on getting ESPN3 working for Time Warner customers?

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  • ElektroDragon

    What I want is to be able to get “cable” channels like Nat Geo HD, History Channel HD, a la carte, streaming, directly to my Xbox 360, so I cancel FiOS TV for good.  Please make this happen!!

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3LM3SS4ERBD4TBZRJKWEIXKWCQ HH

    Got nothing new on my country again😦
    that’s not fair we all pay the same gold subscription fee every year….

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    • Anonymous

      You get the same features for paying the same price, users who get these TV services will be paying an additional fee.

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      • Anonymous

        Where exactly did you read that there will be an additional fee?

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      • Chris Wheeler

        Hulu has an extra fee already and I can assure you you will not be getting HBO or Comcast’s programming unless you already pay them to subscribe to their services. Expect these to all cost varying amounts or require you to have subscriptions with the various partners.

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    • Anonymous

      What country do you live in?

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      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3LM3SS4ERBD4TBZRJKWEIXKWCQ HH

        Taiwan

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  • Anonymous

    Major,

    Please explain HOW this will work. This particular feature is one I’ve been waiting for, and the press release is very confusing. Will I need to already be a cable television subscriber, or is this going to be an ala carte service, to which I can subscribe to individual channels directly through Xbox Live?

    We REALLY need these types of details, in PLAIN ENGLISH please!

    Also, is there restrictions to who my ISP is? I, like many, am a TIme Warner subscriber, and we’ve been ignored completely, and STILL don’t have ESPN3 working.

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    • Anonymous

      Read the whole post, those with a star next to them require an additional subscription, those without will just work by being connected to Xbox Live.

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  • http://twitter.com/davidkenobi davidkenobi

    Is France part of  “YouTube – Available in 22 markets” ?

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    • http://twitter.com/LachlanCMcLeod Lachlan C McLeod

      most likely

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  • http://www.facebook.com/trooperkal Kal Sostarecz

    I’m super excited about HBO GO.

    Since they currently authenticate using the cable provider, how will that translate to xbox live?

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  • Anonymous

    Does this mean that I’ll get the complete Fios TV Lineup I’ve paid for today without needing their set top box?   If I hook up through XBox, do I lose the DVR capability?   

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