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Microsoft in talks with BBC for Xbox Live content

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Sep 2007 19:44 User comments (10)

Microsoft in talks with BBC for Xbox Live content Microsoft Corp. is currently negotiating with the BBC, seeking a deal that will make BBC content available to UK customers through the Xbox Live Video Marketplace. In the U.S., Xbox Live carries content from the likes of Disney, CBS and MTV. The Sunday Times reported that the Redmond-based software giant was speaking to the BBC and many other potential partners in Europe.
"We are working diligently on multiple fronts to make it happen," Ross Honey, senior director for media at Microsoft's content and partner strategy group, said. "The BBC is a great content provider." Microsoft is expected to launch digital television and video services in Europe soon.

Sony recently revealed the PlayTV add-on for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console that will give users access to Freeview programming via the console, and eventually, pay-per-view downloads in a deal with Sky.

Source:
Pocket-Lint.co.uk

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111.9.2007 7:49

Wow that woudl be kl i guess, like paying a subscription to hear the news every night whislt you play 360! OH WAIT YOU CAN WATCH IT ON TV FOR FREE!

WOW SONY play 425 then the extra for the Play TV thing just to get freeview, when u coudl play 30! for a freeview box! LOVIN THE IDEA!

211.9.2007 14:24

Originally posted by Riotard:
Wow that woudl be kl i guess, like paying a subscription to hear the news every night whislt you play 360! OH WAIT YOU CAN WATCH IT ON TV FOR FREE!

WOW SONY play 425 then the extra for the Play TV thing just to get freeview, when u coudl play 30! for a freeview box! LOVIN THE IDEA!
You would have to be a Riotard to buy a PS3 and the Play TV just to use it as a freeview box anywayz! your comment is dumb!

311.9.2007 14:45

I was expressing how stupid the idea of having this PlayTv woudl be, ebcause it'll prbabbly cost more then a freeview box anyway!

411.9.2007 14:52
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Originally posted by JorDogg:
Originally posted by Riotard:
Wow that woudl be kl i guess, like paying a subscription to hear the news every night whislt you play 360! OH WAIT YOU CAN WATCH IT ON TV FOR FREE!

WOW SONY play 425 then the extra for the Play TV thing just to get freeview, when u coudl play 30! for a freeview box! LOVIN THE IDEA!
You would have to be a Riotard to buy a PS3 and the Play TV just to use it as a freeview box anywayz! your comment is dumb!



dont listen to him most people on this site are snobs and think they know evreything.and if you strike back they will report you to a mod and then the mod will ban you so just stay cool and ignor the smart comments made by these really smart people.

511.9.2007 16:48

Originally posted by Riotard:
I was expressing how stupid the idea of having this PlayTv woudl be, ebcause it'll prbabbly cost more then a freeview box anyway!
Its just something to "add" to your PS3 to enhance what it does, why would it be stupid to buy something that would actually proberlly be very good, if you dont have a freeview box but already have a PS3 then this will be perfect, and the fact that you can record to your hard-drive is awsome, not sure how your freeview box's work but over here you cant record to the box!

611.9.2007 18:40

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Sony recently revealed the PlayTV add-on for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console that will give users access to Freeview programming via the console, and eventually, pay-per-view downloads in a deal with Sky.
This is the whole reason behind the new move. what a surprise.

711.9.2007 19:19

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Sony recently revealed the PlayTV add-on for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console that will give users access to Freeview programming via the console, and eventually, pay-per-view downloads in a deal with Sky.
This is the whole reason behind the new move. what a surprise.
yeh its kinda good when they compete with each other though cause we win in the end with all the new stuff they bring out!

813.9.2007 10:14

Apart from the nature programs, I would not desire such propaganda being streamed to my hardware. Why do people think You Tube was so popular over there..perhaps it's because viewers were fed up being fed spin rather than factual programming.

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914.9.2007 7:43

well play tv is going to be loads better then this and i do know they are different things but for the people saying all it does it give you freeview well you must not know that its a dvr aswell, record live tv or a series, pause live tv, stream to psp anywhere in the world, which sounds pretty good so im definatly getting it

1016.9.2007 11:07

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/11050.cfm

now the iPlayer fiasco makes sense, well we have forced you to use or crappy drm that doesnt work anyway and limited the access down to windows xp only, but hey if you pay us some more money we will make it work with the XBOX

BBC if anyone there reads this, WAKE UP get rid of the platform locking it really sucks, especially when it doesnt even work in vista, lmao until i fell of the chair.

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