Microsoft to announce TV-related 360 partnership on May 28

Thursday, 21st May 2009 12:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Microsoft just sent out UK invites to the “announcement of a very special partnership, sure to keep TV fans glued to Xbox LIVE”.

The graphic just issued includes the words “experience the revolution”.

The event is to take place in London on May 28, next Thursday.

More soon, hopefully.



  1. Razor

    Oh, so perhaps they are going to transform the way we think about home entertainment…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Finally something for the UK.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Whizzo

    BBC iPlayer perhaps?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Razor

    Was just gonna say iPlayer….although that wouldn’t really be a “revolution” considering that it’s already on the Wii, PS3, Virgin, iPhone, etc…

    Maybe they’re doing a Sony and announcing a PlayTV equivalent or something.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. ShiroGamer

    oh dear

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    I wonder if it might be something to do with XBL Primetime.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. SilentLoner


    #7 6 years ago
  8. Dean

    Maybe the IPTV stuff that’s yet to make an appearance?

    .. or Netflix for the UK?

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    LoveFilm for 360?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Lovefilm would be interesting.

    @SilentLoner – Primetime, the live 360 gameshow channel thing. 1 vs 100 etc.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Lovefilm for Live would be fucking amazing.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. OwningXylophone

    Or maybe the BT Vision tie-in that was announced in January 2008 will finally be surfacing… Only 9 months late!

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    I know what it is, I think. Just working on a story.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I think if it was lovefilm it’d say ‘movie’ fans rather than ‘tv’ fans.

    They need something like iplayer. It kicks ass on the ps3 and looks fine even on a 32 inch LCD. And the hd iplayer is due on ps3 soon. I don’t really use my PVR any more.

    I wish sony would get on with sorting out film for europe, lovefilm get on my tits but it’s the only option I’ve got.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Roybott

    I doubt it will be 1 Vs 100 as I expected that to be either in the US first, or something like a WorldWide launch at E3.

    iPlayer is a possibility and would be quite cool, but I think it’ll be the launch of a proper video store for the UK like they have in the US, e.g. with TV shows and stuff as well as movies.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. reask

    Pat said.
    I know what it is, I think. Just working on a story.

    Stop doing that Pat. :)

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve been told it’s the BT IPTV thing.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    iPlayer wouldn’t be particularly interesting to me as I use my Virgin box for it. Still, would be nice for others.

    Edit – @Pat… PHAIL. Unless it means they’ve got a quieter, slimline box going out to support it. I never thought they could use the original 360 for IPTV simply because it’s not quiet enough. Maybe they’ve let BT design their own (Yeah, right ;) )

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Whizzo

    Well that’s not particularly interesting for non-BT customers, which is a hell of a lot of people these days.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. reask

    Now that would be good.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. reask

    Isn’t the new jasper model much quieter?

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Razor

    Oh no, does this mean we’re going to get more of those stupid BT adverts with whatshername from Waking The Dead and whatisname from My Family? :|

    #22 6 years ago
  23. portaprima

    It would be nice if 10% of services you have mentioned worked in Poland. We don’t even have Xbox Live officially….

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Dean

    Pat said: “I’ve been told it’s the BT IPTV thing.”

    I can’t believe that I might be right (for once)! :o

    Although given some of the writeups of the BT Vision system ( I’d hope it’s not as big of a fuck up. I mean, 7 hours to download an HD film (with no way to start watching until it’s fully downloaded).. that’s taking the piss.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Patrick Garratt

    I can’t see why MS would allow that. Especially given how good their own delivery is for HD stuff.

    I hope they won’t, anyway :S

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Psychotext

    @reask: Depends on the fans they use. They basically have three different models of fan they switch between… and only one of those is particularly quiet.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Cort

    Didn’t they announce the BT thing like a year ago?

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Johnny Cullen

    Cort – You sure your not thinking of IPTV?

    #28 6 years ago
  29. OwningXylophone

    @ Cort

    Yep, January 2008!

    @ Psychotext

    Really? My launch 360 is practically silent unless your running a disc, which obviously you won’t be if your watching TV…

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    @OwningXylophone: Was the same story with the originals, they’ve always used the same three types of fan. They switched mostly to the louder ones with faster airflow when 360s started melting all over the place.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Mike

    No Scandinavian love.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. reask

    My 06 model is a bit noisy but the PC it sits under is worse so no prob. :)

    #32 6 years ago
  33. polygem

    i hate tv. i have a console to avoid tv and waste my time on playing games instead.

    #33 6 years ago

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