Both Microsoft and Sky have confirmed that the Xbox 360's Sky Player will be fully compatible with the forthcoming Kinect Motion controller. Though little is known on how exactly this will work, it's likely that the motion-sensing unit, which works…
Microsoft 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 and check news and 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.
Sky is looking to wires under the ground to provide TV programmes to customers – it is planning a new internet based subscription service for Sky Player, the iPlayer-esque clunky, bloated piece of crap you installed once and gave upon before successfully downloading any programmes to watch.