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BSkyB link with Microsoft on X-Box May 27, 2009

Posted by hruf in Multimedia.
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Rapid TV News understands that the long-awaited link up between BSkyB and Microsoft’s X-Box is at last going to happen. Full details will be announced tomorrow (Friday, May 29). […]

Some two years ago, in July 2007, BSkyB’s COO Mike Darcey confirmed that the broadcaster was talking to Microsoft about the possibility of using Microsoft’s Windows Media as another route to users.[…]

However, providing some sort of BSkyB functionality for Microsoft X-Box/360 users could potentially deliver millions more users in the UK and Ireland to BSkyB.

Within the past few days Microsoft has also provided updates to its Vista operating system (Service Pack 2) which enables users with Blu-ray Disc drives to burn programming directly to the disc (including HD) using internet Explorer. This move may be wholly unrelated to the upcoming Sky announcement, but indicates the convergence that’s increasingly seen between programming and console devices.

via BSkyB link with Microsoft on X-Box – Rapid TV News.

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