Feeds

Sky confirms telly-on-Xbox launch date

GTA, footie, Halo, The Simpsons...

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Xbox 360 owners will have access to Sky's TV content through their consoles within two weeks, the broadcaster has confirmed.

Sky_player_005

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”.

Sky_player_001

Interact with mates during live football games

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. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays
Bad computers might ask if you are Sarah Connor
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users
Sinofsky's hybrid strategy looks dafter than ever
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
VMware builds product executables on 50 Mac Minis
And goes to the Genius Bar for support
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.