Here's the List of Partners That Microsoft Hopes Will Make the Xbox 360 the Future of TV

The new dashboard update hitting Xbox 360s this week represents yet another salvo in Microsoft's bid to transform their gaming console into a powerhouse home entertainment hub. Of course, such an effort needs lots of ammunition and the Xbox folks have pacted with content partners all over the globe to enable TV viewing through Xbox Live. The list below details the networks coming to various regions over the next few months. Microsoft also says that they're aggressively talking to other content providers, too, so the 40 names below may just be the tip of the iceberg.


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). Austria, 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
· SBS ON DEMAND. Australia
· Syfy (NBC Universal/Syfy). United States
· 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




Amazing how the 360 launched as a gaming console and its pretty much reaching a media center.

Less and less effort is being made in getting their own developers to make compelling games for their system, no Bungie, no Rare (at least like in the Nintendo days), what do they got left? why should I buy their console next time?

I don't care about all these side features, I don't use Facebook, listen to music or watch TV on my console so why do I get charged the same? I want to play games, good, fun and creative ones, thats it.

If MS cannot deliver on that Im gonna look elsewhere.