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XBL Video Marketplace hits five new countries

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Dec 2007 14:37 User comments (10)

XBL Video Marketplace hits five new countries After a year of existence in the US, the Xbox Live Video Marketplace has finally, officially, expanded to five new countries, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, and Germany.
However, users in Canada and Europe will not have the same selection that we do in the US. Currently, hundreds of TV series and movies are available in the US but the new territories will only have barely 30 movies available.

Microsoft must secure individual rights for the content available on their marketplace and so far there have language and licensing issues, meaning a smaller selection of content for the new territories.

Any time we bring something new to Xbox Live Marketplace we want to make sure that its an amazing consumer experience,
said Scott Nocas, Global Marketing Manager for Xbox Live. We make sure we have a ton of content and we make sure we have local content. We also want to bring it to multiple countries and, right now, we really wanted to focus on the movies because we felt that was really one of the better offerings that Xbox in the U.S. had.

Speaking about the Canadian market, Nocas added, Well be updating movies on a monthly basis. As new releases come in from our partners, well put them up on the same day that everyone else has it, and well be adding to the Library titles. At launch, the U.S. Video Store had 37 titles, but we now have over 300 movies. So, for Canada, we plan to aggressively add movies as fast as we can.

Source:
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10 user comments

112.12.2007 17:05
vinny13
Inactive

Gabbage.

Pure gabbage.

212.12.2007 21:05

Originally posted by vinny13:
Gabbage.

Pure gabbage.
Sony is doing a deal with Sky to offer movies/Tv shows through PSN so that must be garbage or gabbage in your case!

Direct downloads are fine,it's good to have alternative options.

312.12.2007 21:31

Couldn't you have a second account in the US and download it that way? I have a trial 2nd account for japan and I can download free items from them but I haven't bought anything from it.

412.12.2007 21:31

Couldn't you have a second account in the US and download it that way? I have a trial 2nd account for japan and I can download free items from them but I haven't bought anything from it.

512.12.2007 22:50
vinny13
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by vinny13:
Gabbage.

Pure gabbage.
Sony is doing a deal with Sky to offer movies/Tv shows through PSN so that must be garbage or gabbage in your case!

Direct downloads are fine,it's good to have alternative options.
Ya, but at least they're fair...

And when did I bring up Sony?

613.12.2007 2:08

Ahhhh vinny your a fanboy

Gabbage

Pure Gabbage

lmao

713.12.2007 14:26

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by vinny13:
Gabbage.

Pure gabbage.
Sony is doing a deal with Sky to offer movies/Tv shows through PSN so that must be garbage or gabbage in your case!

Direct downloads are fine,it's good to have alternative options.
Ya, but at least they're fair...

And when did I bring up Sony?
Because you are btching abotu MS ^^
At least admit you are a fanbot :P

814.12.2007 3:17

Any word for Australia...?

914.12.2007 15:54
vinny13
Inactive

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by vinny13:
Gabbage.

Pure gabbage.
Sony is doing a deal with Sky to offer movies/Tv shows through PSN so that must be garbage or gabbage in your case!

Direct downloads are fine,it's good to have alternative options.
Ya, but at least they're fair...

And when did I bring up Sony?
Because you are btching abotu MS ^^
At least admit you are a fanbot :P
Ya well maybe it's because I live in Canada and I think it's totally gay how we get less support. That's as gay as iTunes.

1023.12.2007 21:34

Man this should be all equal across the board what the U.S or Canada get should be the same and what Europe gets asia should also see. Equality people.

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