Rumour – Microsoft in talks to bring online cable-like service to 360

By Johnny Cullen, Monday, 29 November 2010 20:29 GMT


Reuters is reporting that Microsoft are in talks with media companies about bringing an online subscription cable-like service to Xbox 360.

Not many details are known, but the company is thought to be planning a pay monthly service for “a ‘virtual cable operator’ delivered over the Internet.”

It’s also thought Microsoft are going to bring out “content silos” for premium US channels HBO and Primetime.

Reuters’ sources say any service won’t be arriving for at least another year.

Microsoft have refused to comment.

In the UK, the only thing similar to a cable service for Xbox 360 is Sky Player, which provides live TV and catch-up services for its channels.

Thanks, Gizmodo.

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