Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Xbox 360 Cable TV

When the Xbox 360 fall dashboard update went live earlier this month, it brought ESPN programming to Xbox Live. Now, according to a Reuters report, Microsoft may be planning to bring more cable channels to the console--so many channels, in fact, that it may become an alternative to standard cable television.
Citing sources close to the matter, Reuters reports that Microsoft is mulling several options, including a new "virtual cable operator," which will offer a range of channels for a monthly fee. The company is also apparently in talks with cable providers themselves to turn the Xbox into a cable box of sorts to allow for "enhanced interactivity" with programming.
Unfortunately, Xbox 360 owners eager to cut the cord with their cable TV providers will have to wait a while, as Reuters' sources say that any such service is at least 12 months away. Currently, television shows from a variety of networks, including NBC and Comedy Central, can be bought individually on Xbox Live's video marketplace. The box can also be used as a second receiver for AT&T's U-verse cable TV service, provided there is already one U-verse DVR in the home.

10 comments:

Cowbellrocker said...

It's only a matter of time before all our entertainment is consolidated into one product. I personally can't wait.

ImmaFrog said...

microsoft just got loose

NameBrands said...

This is exciting news. I hope the PS3 people will follow suit. Live channels a-la-carte on these consoles would be dope.

Bowz said...

This would be awesome. I personally don't have cable at my home. I'm not a big fan of it. If I could order a few channels or something, that would be great. I'll keep an eye out on this.

Apps Master said...

That's a really great news !

Alex said...

nice it is a great solution for tv and games addicts

LifeHacks said...

I just heard about this....didn't Microsoft try this before and fail?

jtec said...

God I want one more then ever now :/

miecak said...

Still enjoying my PS3 titles.

Pentavus said...

This is something Sony did a long ass time ago with the PS2 in japan... They built a big ass PS2 with integrated DVR functionality and a big HDD (was 250 GB for the time if I recall) and a "tuner" for cable and digital cable >.>

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