Bravo, Comcast, Verizon, HBO, and Others Coming to XBox Live

Publication: Mashable

Title: Comcast, Verizon & HBO Coming to Xbox Live

Article by: Lauren Indvik

http://mashable.com/2011/10/05/comcast-verizon-hbo-xbox-live/

 

Microsoft recently inked a deal with 40 TV and entertainment partners to provide content on Xbox Live.  Given the recent evolution of TV and media platforms, this is an exciting deal for Microsoft and it will definitely bolster its progression from game console to a more comprehensive multimedia center.

According to Mashable, the following companies have signed on:

“In the U.S., Bravo, Comcast, HBO Go, Verizon FiOS, Epix and SyFy will be joining existing partners Netflix, Hulu Plus and AT&T in offering content to Xbox Live subscribers. BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Lovefilm will come to Xbox Live in the UK; Antena 3, RTVE and Telefonica in Spain; Televisa in Mexico; DF in Germany; and MediaSet in Italy.”

The catch is that the amount of content each entity will provide varies from company to company and some partners will only be available in certain countries.

 

According to the press release:

Entertainment Partners on Xbox 360 (Existing and New)

ABC iView — Australia

AlloCine — France, Germany, Spain, U.K.

Antena 3 — Spain

Astral Media’s Disney XD — Canada

AT&T** — U.S.

BBC — U.K.

blinkbox — U.K.

Bravo — U.S.

BSkyB** — U.K.

Canal+* — France, Spain

Channel 4 — U.K.

Channel 5 — U.K.

CinemaNow (Best Buy) — U.S.

Comcast — U.S.

Crackle — Australia, Canada, U.K., U.S.

Dailymotion — Available in 32 markets

EPIX — U.S.

ESPN** — U.S.

Facebook** — Available in all 35 Xbox LIVE markets

FOXTEL** — Australia

GolTV — Spain

HBO GO — U.S.

Hulu — Japan

Hulu +** — U.S.

iHeartRadio (Clear Channel) — U.S.

Last.fm** — U.K., U.S.

LOVEFiLM — Germany, U.K.

Manga Entertainment — U.S.

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment/Real Sports — Canada

MediaSet — Italy

MSN with MSNBC.com — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, U.K.

MUZU.TV — France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.K.

Netflix** — Canada, U.S.

Rogers On Demand Online (RODO) — Canada

RTVE — Spain

SBS On Demand — Australia

Syfy — U.S.

Telefonica — Spain

Televisa — Mexico

“The Today Show” — U.S.

TELUS** — Canada

TMZ — U.S.

Twitter** — Available in all 35 Xbox LIVE markets

UFC — Canada, U.S.

Verizon — U.S.

VEVO — Canada, U.K., U.S.

VimpelCom** — Russia

Vodafone Portugal** — Portugal

YouTube — Available in 22 markets

ZDF — Germany

Zune** — Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., U.S

* Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or other subscriptions/fees required. Kinect functionality varies by feature, provider and region.

** Denotes existing partners on Xbox LIVE available today.

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