BT seals Xbox 360 dealBT Vision to be available through console
08 January 2008
BT and Microsoft have announced a deal to make TV shows available through the software giant’s Xbox 360.
All BT broadband customers will be able to get their BT Vision service through the games console from this summer.
BT Vision allows customers to access movies and TV shows on-demand, as well as hundreds of ‘near-live’ FA Premier League football matches.
Currently BT Vision customers receive the service via a set-top box called a V-Box .
Now the Xbox 360 console will be able stream the BT Vision service to television sets in the same way, although it will not replicate all of the V-Box's functions.
BT Vision chief executive Dan Marks said: ‘We are pleased to partner with Microsoft to deliver a truly compelling connected entertainment experience to our customers.
‘For the first time consumers in the UK will be able to experience the advantages of an advanced TV service together with the benefits of next generation gaming.'
Consumer Electronics Show
The tie-up between BT and Microsoft was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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