Yesterday Microsoft gave us some news about the “a new era in television”. The Xbox will be getting another dashboard revamp and we’ll be getting an on demand TV service.
Don Mattrick, president of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, said in a press release;
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.
Microsoft released some teaser pics too. Okay, so outside of America – will there be a Xbox TV? Yes. After the gallery below you’ll find the complete list of current partners.
Entertainment Partners on Xbox 360 (Existing and New)
- 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.