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CES 2008: Microsoft expands Xbox Live VoD offerings

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 07 Jan 2008 19:04 User comments (11)

CES 2008: Microsoft expands Xbox Live VoD offerings At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Microsoft announced a deal with ABC Television, the Disney Channel, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) to deliver what the president of Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Division describes as “twice as much on demand content” as any cable or satellite operator.
Robbie Bach said that U.S. Xbox Live members will have access to TV past and current shows and movies from the ABC Television Network, ABC Family, ABC News, Disney Channel and Toon Disney. Shows will include Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives and Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and High School Musical. MGM will provide movies like Rocky and The Terminator.

Despite not owning a major studio like rival Sony, Microsoft has slowly but steadily grown Xbox Live from an online gaming platform to include a sizeable amount of both standard and high definition video. Although Sony has withheld their content, they also have yet to develop a comparable service for the PS3.

Source: Multichannel News

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11 user comments

17.1.2008 19:20
ali2007
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that is awesome

27.1.2008 19:50

Originally posted by ali2007:
that is awesome
nice

37.1.2008 19:54
vinny13
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Heh how much is this going to cost?

47.1.2008 20:32
pimpmex
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do we have to pay or does it come with the gold membership?

57.1.2008 22:43

Yeah M$ dont let anything go with out a price.

67.1.2008 23:32

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Although Sony has withheld their content, they also have yet to develop a comparable service for the PS3.

Not entirely true, PlayStation Home is to have a built in cinema where you can watch any bluray movie releases, for a nominal price of course.

78.1.2008 0:20

Quote:
Robbie Bach said that U.S. Xbox Live members will have access to TV past and current shows and movies from the ABC Television Network, ABC Family, ABC News, Disney Channel and Toon Disney. Shows will include Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives and Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and High School Musical. MGM will provide movies like Rocky and The Terminator.
Um..I think theyre a bit late on the "making TV shows available for all". Usenet has every show you can imagine, with many being in the hdtv group and look astounding (Two & a Half Men, etc).

Gates can go suck eggs

88.1.2008 2:49

it will be like 200-500 credits i think just like a current movie or t.v. show that you can currently get with your FREE silver membership, so nothing has changed it will just be a bigger selection!

98.1.2008 9:44

Yeah, yeah, blah blah blaah. AND EUROPE DOESN'T GET SHIT!

108.1.2008 10:08

Originally posted by ville30:
Yeah, yeah, blah blah blaah. AND EUROPE DOESN'T GET SHIT!
I agree with ville30 cause in my region i can't even watch a movie preview or anything so all those content is on for certain region and not everybody. So i hardly care what they release or do can't i don't get it anyway and this is so for some arcade games to out of region so i can't buy them.

119.1.2008 17:45

This is good i like this cause the way Microsoft is going about this is slow and steady and they are getting things right but they are taking their time which are really a great way to go about it.

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