Sky confirms telly-on-Xbox launch date
GTA, footie, Halo, The Simpsons...
Xbox 360 owners will have access to Sky's TV content through their consoles within two weeks, the broadcaster has confirmed.
How Sky Player may look on the Xbox 360
Register Hardware reported back in May how Sky had signed a deal with Microsoft to deliver a selection of its channels through Xbox Live.
Sky has now confirmed to us that the service, to be called Sky Player, will go live on 27 October.
Xbox 360 owners will have “the opportunity to watch live and on-demand sport, movies, entertainment, drama, documentaries and the arts”, Sky promised.
The broadcaster has yet to release the service’s full details or pricing. But the firm previously told us that while all live content will be streamed in standard definition, while on-demand content will be sent over in “DVD quality”.
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Existing Sky subscribers will need a Multiroom package to simultaneously watch, say, Sky One on a bedroom telly and a film through their Xbox 360 in the lounge, the broadcaster said.
The full Sky Player channel line-up for Xbox 360, and the service’s cost, will also be announced on 27 October. ®
Give Murdock more money? No Thanks!
The only things worth watching on Sky are the Ross Kemp Afghanistan series and the sport. You can download the former (if you know where look) and Justin.TV supplies the live sport. I shall not be partaking!
Indeed! Its changed!!!
I have re-checked and it appears they have changed and simplified the rules to allow for the whole internet streaming side.
Instead of basing it on equipment that is equipped to recieve live TV they now base it on whether you watch live TV or not.
So if you watch or record any live TV you need a licence. If you dont then no need.
However, to make sure I'd get that aerial taken down or the socket papered over as this new way seems to geive them a lot of catch outs against the consumer.
Though I have read the licencing folks the BBC outsource to, are a pretty thick toothless bunch with no actual legal authority.
I believe the anonymous coward is correct.
I had the same situation. I used my TV as a monitor for a PC in my living room & didnt have Sky at the time & ironically couldnt even receive any TV signals cos the flat aerial was broken.
Wrote to TV license folk & they were fine. All they said was that they might send someone to confirm this... but never did.
Not true (unless it's changed within the last 5 years). A colleage of mine had a TV for ONLY playing VHS tapes and DVDs, he wrote a letter to the TV Licensing folk explaining that he wasn't receiving live transmissions with it and they confirmed he didn't need a license.
@The Original Steve
So your saying that having a pc + xbox + tv tuner card = cheaper than a ps3?
What an idiot, your saving that a pc (£300), xbox (£170) and tv tuner (£30) total of £500... compared to ps3 (£250) and play tv (£60) total of £310.
£500 set up.... cheaper I dont think so
then you have downtime due to RROD. seems expensive and impractical to me