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Microsoft Announces Xbox LIVE TV Partners

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Posted by: Tate Steinlage

For the last several years now, the Xbox 360, specifically Xbox LIVE, has been transforming itself into a complete entertainment console. With that in mind, during this year's E3, Microsoft announced that a new Xbox LIVE TV service would be introduced with the fall dashboard update. Today, the complete list of providers have been released, headlined by Bravo and Comcast (US).

”Today’s announcement is a major step toward realizing our vision to bring you all the entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about, made easy,” said Don Mattrick, Interactive Entertainment Business President at Microsoft. “Combining the world’s leading TV and entertainment providers with the power of Kinect for Xbox 360* and the intelligence of Bing voice search will make TV and entertainment more personal, social and effortless.”

The complete list of the nearly 40 television providers can be seen below: 

• ABC iView – Australia

• AlloCiné – 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

 

* 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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