October 6, 2011
Microsoft's Been Busy Creating Xbox Partnerships
Timed to capitalize on the holiday buying season, Microsoft announced plans to roll out TV entertainment on Xbox LIVE, the online entertainment service for Xbox 360. Nearly 40 global 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. (For more, see Xbox 360 Gets Foot In the Door At Cable Operations).
The Xbox 360 console will offer access to 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.