Dec 06

Xbox 360 TV and Video Launch Schedule

For some time now i have been following and ‘assisting’ with the new Xbox Metro dashboard update which is due out Dec 6th and along with it a wave of new features are also due which have only until now been kept rather hush hush by Microsoft.

It was announced last month that Microsoft would be rolling out its new Dash update to bring not only Voice Kinect to Australia, but also a group of video streaming services to help bring the Xbox out as a true media contender against the PS3.

Xbox 360 Metro Update

Xbox Metro Dash (US Version)

The following is the current launch schedule for the Xbox 360’s batch of updates which will flow from the new Dash.

Dec. 6:

EPIX. United States
ESPN on Xbox LIVE (ESPN). United States
Hulu. Japan
Hulu Plus. United States
LOVEFiLM. United Kingdom
Netflix. Canada, United States
Premium Play by (MediaSet). Italy
Sky Go (SkyDE). Germany
Telefónica España – Movistar Imagenio. Spain
TODAY (MSNBC). United States

Later in December:

4 on Demand (C4). United Kingdom
ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.). Australia
AlloCiné. France (AlloCiné), Germany (Filmstarts), Spain (Sensacine), United Kingdom (Screenrush)
Astral Media’s Disney XD (Astral Media). Canada
blinkbox (Blinkbox). United Kingdom
Crackle (Sony Pictures). Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Dailymotion. Available in 32 countries globally
Demand 5 (Five). United Kingdom
DIGI+ (CANAL+). Spain
GolTV (Mediapro). Spain
iHeartRadio (Clear Channel). United States
Mediathek/ZDF (ZDF). Germany
MSN. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom United States
MUZU.TV. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
ninemsn. Australia
Real Sports (Maple Leaf Sports). Canada
Rogers On Demand Online (Rogers Media). Canada
Sky Go (SkyDE). Austria
TMZ (Warner Bros.). Canada, United States
TVE ( Spain
UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC). Canada, United States
Verizon FiOS TV. United States
VEVO. Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Vudu (Wal-Mart). United States
YouTube. Available in 24 countries globally

Early 2012:

Antena 3 (Antena 3 de Televisión). Spain
BBC (BBC). United Kingdom
CinemaNow (Best Buy). United States
HBO GO (HBO). United States
MLB.TV (MLB Advanced Media). Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
Telenovelas/Sports (Televisa). Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom
Xfinity On Demand (Comcast). United States

The list may be long, but I have bolded  all the relevant Aussie content which is due out in the next couple of months. Although this update will include lots of content it does allow for a lot of room for expansion with future ‘Video Apps’. As far as 360 updates have gone, this has been by far one major step in the right direction for Xbox to compete against the Playstation which has been offering  such items as iView since its early days.  I know from personal use the PS3 was always getting use for its ABC iView functions.

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