Later this month Verizon will be launching 26 channels of live streaming cable content through the Xbox Live dashboard for users of its FiOS TV service, a brand new way to watch cable made possible in part by the support of North America's ancient television audience measurement system.
As mentioned in the previous post about the Microsoft/Verizon partnership, you'll be able to watch 26 channels on the game console. A screenshot of the Verizon app that you'll need to download is above and a full list of the channels available at launch follows:
Starting next month with 26 channels, FioS customers will be able to start watching live cable TV through their Xbox 360s, the internet and cable provider said today.
In the latest episode of the HBO original series Hung, Thomas Jane's latest paid-per-conquest introduces him to the joys of dancing in front of the Kinect sensor, and then spoilers happen. You hear me? Spoilers!
Your cable box is headed for obsolescence.
Yesterday we noted that there was a rumor making the rounds that deals between Microsoft and Comcast and Verizon to turn the Xbox 360 into a cable box were imminent. Now Verizon seems to be hinting that someone along those lines could indeed be in the works.
Microsoft has been saying for months, for years, that they're in talks with folks at cable companies about using the Xbox 360 as a cable box, but Digiday reports today that the company is close to signing deals with Comcast and Verizon.
Last week, Rogers Cable and Telecom, Canada's largest cable provider, admitted that its network monitors may "inadvertently" throttle traffic of customers playing online games. "Inadvertently" or otherwise, Canada's telecommunications regulator has told Rogers to knock it off.
Responding to our request for comment, Comcast officials say that they may credit people who lost service because of Irene. Read the full statement here.
Comcast customers who lost—or still don't have—cable, phone or Internet service in the wake of Hurricane Irene have a nasty surprise in store for them when they seek to get credit for their downtime. Comcast says they won't be crediting customers who lost service during the hurricane because it was an "Act of God".…
Former Xbox executive Andre Vrignaud recently knocked Comcast for killing his broadband Internet for a year. He railed against what he considered unreasonable limitations. What next? He has written about the aftermath—and counters some criticism—on his blog, Ozymandias.
Xbox 360 owners that subscribe to AT&T's U-verse television service can return one of their set-top boxes this Friday, when the service goes live on Microsoft's console. Would you pay $99 to turn your 360 into a cable receiver?