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  • Psychotext 28 May 2009 17:25:44 53,788 posts
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    PR below...

    Millions of entertainment fans will soon have the way they watch TV transformed, as Xbox 360 and Sky announce a ground-breaking partnership which will enable, for the first time ever, premium live television to be watched through a games console.

    In a UK and Ireland first, Sky Player, Sky's online TV service, will come to Xbox LIVE in the autumn, allowing Xbox owners to access a range of channels and programmes to either view live or on-demand.

    Details of the full channel line-up will be revealed closer to launch, but it is anticipated that Xbox LIVE users will be able to access blockbuster movies, must-see entertainment shows, thought-provoking documentaries, programming dedicated to kids, music and the arts, as well as all the excitement of Premier League football, Test Match cricket and a wide variety of other sports through Sky Sports.

    The news, officially unveiled today in Central London by Sky Sports News Georgie Thompson, reveals there will be a number of viewing options.

    For a new customer joining Sky through their Xbox, Sky Player will offer a wide range of live channels and on-demand content via a number of different packages. These customers will also be able to access their favourite shows on a pay-per-view basis.
    Existing Sky customers who already own an Xbox will benefit from another way to view their favourite shows, in addition to their Sky set-top box and PC or Mac

    There will be a range of unique interactive services available to the Xbox LIVE / Sky Player offering. For Sky Sports, for example, this will mean that live coverage will be supported by range of applications to enhance the viewing experience further. As well as fans being able to communicate with one another in real time via their broadband connections, they will also be able to check news and access fixtures, league tables and other on-demand information. Interactive applications will also be developed across other programmes genres.
  • mrpon 28 May 2009 17:28:06 28,417 posts
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    Yummy.....Georgie Thompson.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 28 May 2009 17:29:49
    Cool, shame Sky is a load of overpriced wank.
  • Retry90 28 May 2009 17:30:28 78 posts
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    Win.
  • dnbuk 28 May 2009 17:30:51 4,941 posts
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    V+/VOD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>That
  • Psychotext 28 May 2009 17:31:57 53,788 posts
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    dnbuk wrote:
    V+/VOD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>That
    Speaking as someone with V+... I'm enjoying all the one channel of HD content. :p
  • ram 28 May 2009 17:32:02 3,471 posts
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    I wonder if you will be able to record TV shows etc? That would be great.
  • dnbuk 28 May 2009 17:33:21 4,941 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    dnbuk wrote:
    V+/VOD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>That
    Speaking as someone with V+... I'm enjoying all the one channel of HD content. :p

    lol that's true. Although more HD is rumored to be on its way, i have my doubts though.
  • Khanivor 28 May 2009 17:33:42 40,360 posts
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    PPV basis. Are you talking pounds or pennies? Will you need to buy points to watch TV shows?

    Oh, and how fucking pish will the image quality be?
  • Deleted user 28 May 2009 17:34:30
    erm... I take back what I said about Live... this sounds bloody awesome.


  • Benno 28 May 2009 17:36:19 9,761 posts
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    sounds pretty good

    wonder what the picture quality will be like?

    also, some pricing info would be nice

    EG Hearthstone Tournament

  • Psychotext 28 May 2009 17:37:22 53,788 posts
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    Info isn't supposed to be out until tomorrow, so maybe we'll get more then.
  • richardiox 28 May 2009 17:37:54 5,535 posts
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    That's pretty cool but ultimately, if you wanted Sky you'd just get Sky anyway though.

    I'd feel a bit weird if I suddenly get it just because it will now work over the 360. The only real seller would be if it's significantly cheaper than a standard Sky package.

    edit - streaming all this "live" content will surely hammer Xbox Live. It gets slow sometimes as it is
  • Deleted user 28 May 2009 17:39:15
    I hope there'll be a choice of streams.

    What are we saying to watch a Premier League match - 5?
    SD film - 2.50?
  • Psychotext 28 May 2009 17:40:31 53,788 posts
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    richardiox wrote:
    edit - streaming all this "live" content will surely hammer Xbox Live. It gets slow sometimes as it is
    Would be handled by a completely different section.
  • mcmonkeyplc 28 May 2009 17:40:41 39,384 posts
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    WIN \o/

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Spanky 28 May 2009 17:41:47 14,458 posts
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    Would be nice if it had picture in picture capabilities through the console, you don't get it in normal sky nor in it's EPG which is fucking shit tbh.

    Plubs

  • richardiox 28 May 2009 17:46:02 5,535 posts
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    Can me gets me softcore porn on it though?
  • Eraysor 28 May 2009 17:46:46 230 posts
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    I like this a lot.
  • mcmonkeyplc 28 May 2009 17:47:19 39,384 posts
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    I better be able to control this with that new camera sensing shit...minority report style!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Grunk 28 May 2009 17:47:51 4,718 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    PPV basis. Are you talking pounds or pennies? Will you need to buy points to watch TV shows?

    Oh, and how fucking pish will the image quality be?

    If you had a 24mb/s connection you could stream 1080P24 with an MPEG4 compression ratio of 50:1.

    Which means with my current internet connection I should be able to stream a 1080i movie or 720p movie. which is fine by me as I only have 768 lines on my telly.

  • Deleted user 28 May 2009 17:51:05
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    I bet you my foot that full motion 50/60 material will be streamed at 25/30.
    What on earth are you on about you crazy fool.
  • GiarcYekrub 28 May 2009 17:51:15 3,658 posts
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    They need a decent pricing policy personally I'd say 50p per show post UK Transmission 1 per show pre UK Transmission(In sync with US/Torrents) per TV episode will multi episode deals for shows like Lost,24,Stargate:Universe
  • GiarcYekrub 28 May 2009 17:52:41 3,658 posts
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    Also how about a larger HDD
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