Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 5, 2011 — A new era in television begins this holiday where your entertainment becomes instantly searchable, easily discoverable and enjoyable in extraordinary new ways from a single device — Xbox 360. Today, Microsoft Corp. announced plans to roll out the next generation of TV entertainment on Xbox LIVE, the online entertainment service for Xbox 360. Nearly 40 world-leading TV and entertainment providers, including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy in the U.S.; BBC in the U.K., Telefónica in Spain; Rogers On Demand in Canada; Televisa in Mexico; ZDF in Germany; and MediaSet in Italy, will begin rolling out entertainment services to the console this holiday, in more than 20 countries.
See the full press release at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/oct11/10-05XBTVPR.mspx. You can also get more information at the http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2011/10/05/microsoft-amp-partners-introduce-new-era-of-interactive-entertainment.aspx blog post on this subject.
Now I need to study this more fully especially considering my TiVo Series III is due to be replaced before too long. MCE, XBOX or TiVo? Should be fun regardless.
Too bad you only get the BBC in the UK. I'd love to get it on this side of the pond...