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The Xbox Takes Over TV

posted by Nell Minow

The line between gaming, internet, and television is dissolving fast.  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer opened the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week with a big announcement: News Corp. content from Twentieth Century Fox Films, Fox Television, Fox News and The Wall Street Journal plus Xfinity and Sesame Street will be available on the Xbox device starting in February.  40 million Xbox subscribers will be able to access these programs via a Windows 8 upgrade that turns a gaming console into an entertainment hub that includes an interactive experience allowing users (it no longer seems right to say “viewers”) to create individual encounters with their favorite characters.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Allan

    Uhh….I’ve been streaming my Windows 7 PC to my XBox for the last year and others have been doing it ever since Windows 7 came out. Not real news…works decent too.

    • Nell Minow

      Allan, it is not the streaming that is news it is the increasing breadth of the licensing and content options and the merging of gaming and more traditional forms of content.

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