Microsoft and Sky TV have recently announced they are partnering to bring the Sky Player to the Xbox 360 console in the UK.
The content that will be provided from Sky’s massive collection of programmes will be available to subscribers but also accessible to others via a pay per view model. Exact prices are yet to be announced.
Allowing you to watch the same programme as your friends, and use the 360’s voice or text communications to discuss the programme as it happens via FanZone is going to be compelling according to Xbox’s Neil Thompson.
The Freeview service upgrade was completed on schedule yesterday and all systems are working as expected. Most viewers have managed to retune successfully, and Freeview are helping out those who are having problems.
Coverage of Five should have been boosted, and the availablity of this channel should be preserved at the time of the digital switchover, this move has made it available in all areas once analogue is turned off.
You can go to www.freeview.co.uk for more help and advice if you are still having problems with the retune. If you would rather, you can call the Retuning helpline on 0845 605 11 22.
Virgin Media have confirmed a deal with Universal Pictures to launch PictureBox, a movies on demand service on its cable network.
From July users will gain access to movies, in standard and high def for a small fee of £5 per month. This subscription will give users a choice of 28 different films every month, 7 new films being added every Friday.
This new deal will be the first time PictureBox will be available in High Def in the UK.
The PictureBox service is also available on Tiscali TV and BT Vision.