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Microsoft Planning Cable Package for XBOX

submitted on November 30, 2010 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
* Microsoft plans for cable package on Xbox

* Considering enhanced TV package for cable partners

* Also exploring possibility of individual channels

By Yinka Adegoke

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has held talks with media companies to license TV networks for a new online pay-television subscription service through devices such as its Xbox video game console, two people familiar with the plans told Reuters.

The software giant's possible push into the television business comes as Google Inc (GOOG.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Netflix have jostled for a seat at the table of television's future -- a main topic of discussion at the Reuters Global Media Summit to be held this week. [ID:nN26129622] (here)

The maker of the Windows operating system has proposed a range of possibilities in these early talks including creating a "virtual cable operator" delivered over the Internet for which users pay a monthly fee.

Other options include using the Xbox to authenticate existing cable subscribers to watch shows with enhanced interactivity similar to how pay TV operators have sought to do over the Web, said these people.


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http://www.reuters.com/article.....9220101129
1. Do you currently own an XBOX?
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2. Would you sign up for TV programming on the XBOX?
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  • 89741
    JackBauer
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    Posted by JackBauer on November 30, 2010
    [reply] 8 0
    Pablos....perhaps question 2 should have a maybe. I would consider it depending on the details of it.
  • 89840
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on November 30, 2010
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    I agree. Not quite sure yet.
  • 89868
    webbyone2010
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on November 30, 2010
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    Depending on the price, I would definitely sign up.
  • 90007
    anand
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    Posted by anand on December 1, 2010
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    To save some money i will try when it shows on BUXR

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