The List Of Partners That Microsoft Hopes Will Make Xbox 360 The Future Of TV

The new dashboard update hitting Xbox 360s this week represents yet another salvo in Microsoft's bid to transform their gaming console into a powerhouse home entertainment hub. Of course, such an effort needs lots of ammunition and the Xbox folks have pacted with content partners all over the globe to enable TV viewing through Xbox Live.

The list below details the networks coming to various regions over the next few months. Microsoft also says that they're aggressively talking to other content providers too, so the 40 names below may just be the tip of the iceberg.

December 6:

· EPIX. United States · ESPN on Xbox LIVE (ESPN). United States · Hulu. Japan · Hulu Plus. United States · LOVEFiLM. United Kingdom · Netflix. Canada, United States · Premium Play by (MediaSet). Italy · Sky Go (SkyDE). Austria, Germany · Telefónica España — Movistar Imagenio. Spain · TODAY (MSNBC). United States

Later in December:

· 4 on Demand (C4). United Kingdom · ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.). Australia · AlloCiné. France (AlloCiné), Germany (Filmstarts), Spain (Sensacine), United Kingdom (Screenrush) · Astral Media's Disney XD (Astral Media). Canada · blinkbox (Blinkbox). United Kingdom · Crackle (Sony Pictures). Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States · Dailymotion. Available in 32 countries globally · Demand 5 (Five). United Kingdom · DIGI+ (CANAL+). Spain · GolTV (Mediapro). Spain · iHeartRadio (Clear Channel). United States · Mediathek/ZDF (ZDF). Germany · MSN. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom · United States · MUZU.TV. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom · ninemsn. Australia · Real Sports (Maple Leaf Sports). Canada · Rogers On Demand Online (Rogers Media). Canada · SBS ON DEMAND. Australia · Syfy (NBC Universal/Syfy). United States · TMZ (Warner Bros.). Canada, United States · TVE ( Spain · UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC). Canada, United States · Verizon FiOS TV. United States · VEVO. Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States · Vudu (Wal-Mart). United States · YouTube. Available in 24 countries globally

Early 2012:

· Antena 3 (Antena 3 de Televisión). Spain · BBC (BBC). United Kingdom · CinemaNow (Best Buy). United States · HBO GO (HBO). United States · MLB.TV (MLB Advanced Media). Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States · Telenovelas/Sports (Televisa). Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom · Xfinity On Demand (Comcast). United States


    I was really excited about this. I've been rocking the preview for a couple of weeks now. But look at those content providers for Australia. Those are slim pickings for anyone hoping to expand their xbox as a media platform. iView I'll take. ninemsn?

    Sigh. And here's me thinking, three years down the road, that someone would have made the effort and got territorial copyright issues for things like Hulu out of the way for Australian viewers. Looks like we're strongarmed again.

    Woo! What a list! Oh wait, no, I live in Australia that's right. Guess these companies don't want my money, I'll just go spend it on other things and continue illegally obtaining their content until they decide to come to the party.

    I'm pretty stoked iView is coming, as well as SBS On Demand; they are the only channels I watch anyway. Crackle is ok service; if you like average Sony films.

    Cant wait for iView :) Means my PS3 will be getting less and less of a work out :/

    How much are these services going to cost? Or do they all just come with Gold Service for free?
    Like hell I'm paying extra for youtube or iView.

    I believe you don't need to be gold for abc & sbs.

    This sounds sweet, hope it comes to Australia too

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