Microsoft Corp has put its talks with media companies about an online subscription service for TV shows and movies on hold, according to a report from Reuters.
Microsoft and Orange have entered into an agreement under which Orange TV will be offered on the Xbox 360 from spring 2012.
Microsoft has announced the acquisition of California-based video discovery technology company VideoSurf.
Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer has told financial analysts that the new Xbox TV platform will launch this holiday season. Without going into specific details, Balmer said the service would be similar to that offered by Canal+ in France, Sky in the UK and Foxtel in Australia.
“This is the year live television comes to Xbox 360,” Microsoft VP Marc Whitten said during a keynote address at the E3 show in Los Angeles. To begin with, an agreement with YouTube will bring more video to the console, to be followed later by as yet unannounced live TV channels.
CES 2011 – LAS VEGAS. Microsoft is expanding the over-the-top qualities of the Xbox Live console with the addition of Kinnect for Netflix and Hulu in the US market, said Steve Ballmer during his opening keynote speech at the CES in Las Vegas. Ballmer’s speech was a bit of a disappointment after speculation in the […]
CES 2011 – LAS VEGAS. According to various US reports, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer is said to unveil a new Windows-powered set top box to take on Google TV and Apple TV. Ballmer is expected to make the announcement during the opening keynote this Wednesday.
Microsoft is reported to have held talks with major broadcasters to launch a new online pay-television subscription service through its Xbox video game console, according to Reuters, citing two persons familiar with the situation.