Microsoft and cable tv provider Foxtel have signed an agreement to deliver cable TV channels over the internet via Xbox LIVE. This includes a wide range of video-on-demand content, and is a broadside shot back at Sony on the launch day of its PS3 based video delivery service.
Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: EntertainmentIf you’re an existing Foxtel customer through satellite or cable, you can now watch up to 21 live Foxtel channels on your iPad, but only if you already subscribe to them – with Foxtel on Xbox 360, Internet TV or T-Box subscribers sadly excluded from Foxtel’s iDelivered fun.
Happy pre-fat day, Super Troopers. Today Microsoft brought Xbox Video to the web, meaning that if you use the service on your Xbox or Windows 8.1 device, you can access your content on other machines.
The downside? There is no HD playback, which will disappoint many.
Xbox Music will be available for iOS and Android today, as Microsoft furthers its bid to take on streaming music services like Spotify. Xbox Music is the first entertainment service from the Microsoft to launch on iOS and Android, and follows its Web version, which now offers free streaming to all browsers.
Today Microsoft announced that SkyDrive, its online file storage product, will display user photo and video content onto their televisions via the new Xbox One console in a more attractive fashion than on the preceding Xbox 360 devices.
SkyDrive already has a presence on the Xbox ecosystem, with an application that did allow for the viewing of photos and the like on the current Xbox 360.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given the go-ahead for the acquisition of satellite TV provider AUSTAR by cable network FOXTEL paving the way for half Telstra owned provider to assume a dominant position in the pay TV space. The ACCC gave its blessing for the merger to proceed after accepting court-enforceable undertakings from FOXTEL.