06 Oct

Bloomberg’s report on the matter turned out to be pretty accurate. Microsoft has announced a ton of new television content partnerships for both US and global audiences. For couch potatoes in the former; the likes of HBO, Bravo, Crackle, Epix, Syfy, Vevo, UFC, YouTube, and The Today Show will be joining existing broadcasters ESPN and Hulu on Xbox Live. Those in the UK will get console access to programs on BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, and Crackle, among others. So far, the only new addition confirmed for Japan is the regional debut of Hulu.

Live television will also be coming to the Xbox 360, Verizon will be joining AT&T – whose Uverse program is already available on the platform – to offer competing services to those with existing accounts (and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions). In Verizon’s case, the company has confirmed that users will be able to watch “a selection of popular TV programs” without any additional hardware. Comcast detailed its upcoming Xfinity service in a recent blog post, stating to expect the program’s launch on the platform in the coming months.

Below is the current list of known services and channels coming to regional 360s.

  • ABC iView – Australia
  • AlloCin√© – 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

(via 1UP)

Plan on couch surfing with Kinect soon, EGs? Any TV channels or services you want missing here? Give us your thoughts in the comments section!

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  1. That is pretty cool, and something that Gates probably wanted to have in the system for a long time (I know he wanted to have the 360 be the ultimate multi-media device in your living room).

    Now I wonder if Sony will do a similar thing with PS3 to compete with the new services the 360 is getting.

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