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CES 2008: Xbox 360 goes IPTV with new partnership

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Jan 2008 17:28 User comments (8)

CES 2008: Xbox 360 goes IPTV with new partnership Today at CES, Microsoft and BT jointly announced that UK Xbox 360 owners will be able to access the popular IPTV service, BT Vision, beginning this summer.
Those familiar with the service will tell you that it offers "hundreds of movies and thousands of hours" of all types of TV programming including sporting events, music videos and other digital services for use over a BT Broadband connection.

"We are pleased to partner with Microsoft to deliver a truly compelling connected entertainment experience to our customers,"
said Dan Marks, CEO of BT Vision.

"For the first time consumers in the UK will be able to experience the advantages of an advanced TV service together with the benefits of next-generation gaming.

"Our aim is to provide BT Vision on multiple platforms giving customers greater convenience, control and flexibility over what they watch, when they watch and how they watch TV. It also means that we are able to potentially expand our BT Vision customer base by tapping into the popularity of Xbox 360,"
he added.

BT Vision customers can access the new service using a set top box or through a 360. A few XBL features will be integrated into the service meaning gamers can send and receive messages while playing a video game or watching TV content.

"This is an exciting moment in home entertainment,"
said Enrique Rodriguez, corporate vice president of the Connected Television Division at Microsoft.

"Last year at CES, we announced Xbox 360 on Microsoft Mediaroom as a powerful platform capable of enabling new entertainment experiences for consumers, and we are pleased to team with BT to bring this service to market.

"Together we are enabling BT Vision customers to be the first in the world to enjoy this next-generation TV and gaming entertainment experience,"
he finished.

Source:
GI.biz


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8 user comments

17.1.2008 19:27

Thats great. how much

this is microsoft every thing has a price

27.1.2008 19:27
vinny13
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I don't get it :S

Do you have to pay for this? Is it like a downloading service or someting? Videos on Demand or PPV, something like that?

Whats wrong with satellite and Bit Torrent? lol

37.1.2008 19:33
vinny13
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Originally posted by DXR88:
Thats great. how much

this is microsoft every thing has a price
Sad, eh? Never mind the consumor, it's all about them. Same with any other corperations today... Now this is common knowledge. And everybody that says it's about the consumor are like a bunch of scammers. As long as they impress us with these $10 toys we continue to spend hundreds and in some cases thousands and end up throwing them out in the trash or forgetting about them for years in the dust when something new comes out. Sure they might be fun, they might seem worth it, but I think anything over $300 for just a console alone is too much. But what can we do???

Gready Bastards >:
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Jan 2008 @ 19:41

47.1.2008 20:15

Do you own an xbox360 vinny more than likly they may just increase you weekly subscription to about 5 dollors a week its not bad. but the iptv iv come to know is know were near hd quality. but its free.
i just hope they have some new trick up there sleeve i havent seen yet i bet a lot of xbox owners dont even know what iptv is.

will this make or break microsoft only time will tell.

57.1.2008 22:53
vinny13
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Originally posted by DXR88:
Do you own an xbox360 vinny more than likly they may just increase you weekly subscription to about 5 dollors a week its not bad. but the iptv iv come to know is know were near hd quality. but its free.
i just hope they have some new trick up there sleeve i havent seen yet i bet a lot of xbox owners dont even know what iptv is.

will this make or break microsoft only time will tell.
I don't own a 360, but I've been playing one almost everyday for the past couple months at my friends... Now I have my PS3 :)

68.1.2008 2:44

Originally posted by DXR88:


will this make or break Microsoft only time will tell.
Not much will break M$, they are one of the largest company's & a good % of the world uses at least 1 of there products! This gaming thing for them is just almost like a toy to them just something to see if they can do & do good & well shit they can! The B.G. Man isn't stupid & he isn't the richest person in the world for nothing!

78.1.2008 7:54

i mean break there winnings strike.

with sony now pushing the ps3 and its price drop. microsoft cant just sit around and let there product turn to the dust bunnies so soon.

microsoft now has compatition, sony was playing around but it seems there serios now.

but know with competition its finnaly time too see potintail come about.

89.1.2008 6:55

I am sure linking up with Microsoft will give iptv the success it has been looking for. Well done let see how this goes in the new year.

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