Microsoft and BSkyB launch Sky Player for Xbox

TechDigest writer Gaming, Satellite TV 5 Comments

xbox-360.jpgMicrosoft and BSkyB have formally unveiled Sky Player for Xbox 360, Sky’s TV service for the Microsoft console.

The service launches later this year and will offer a range of linear TV channels, as well as a library of on-demand content. A number of subscription packages will be available, as will the opportunity to access programming on a pay-per-view basis.

Xbox owners who already have a Sky TV subscription will be able to access Sky Player’s on-demand services through their console, in addition to their PC or Mac.

The service will also allow users to IM each other, check news, access fixtures and any other on-demand information.

BSkyB wouldn’t say whether the deal with Microsoft was exclusive, although sources said that this is unlikely.

Similar deals could eventually be struck with Sony’s PlayStation 3, Nintendo’s Wii and Project Canvas, the appallingly named catch-up TV service in development by the BBC, ITV and BT.

(Via TechCrunch)

By TechDigest writer | May 29th, 2009





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    Thanks for making such a cool project. I’ve been checking the site for the Windows version, but I never left a comment about it. I know you are working hard and doing it for free so you shouldn’t feel rushed or anything.
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  • Ryan767

    The Xbox is forever evolving for the better. I wonder what’s it will be like in 20 years. I would expect it to continue to grow smaller and eventually become a small wireless device for many different uses. warts on hands

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    The Xbox is forever evolving for the better. I wonder what’s it will be like in 20 years. I would expect it to continue to grow smaller and eventually become a small wireless device for many different uses. people who have warts on hands will no doubt need to remove them.

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