Today, Microsoft announced that it signed a landmark deal with Time Warner to deliver up to 300 of the most popular live TV channels directly to the Xbox 360 console. These include such channels as Comedy Central, CNN, Cartoon Network and others. In addition, the service will work in conjunction with Kinect, as you can change channels with either movements or voice commands.
“TWC TV is a significant addition to Xbox 360, bringing our customers their favorite entertainment in one place – enhanced TV experience, games, movies, music, sports and entertainment apps,” said Blair Westlake, corporate vice president, Media & Entertainment Group at Microsoft. “Our partnership with TWC enhances all that is available on Xbox 360 today, which we will continue to expand. We’re thrilled to offer TWC TV to U.S. Xbox Live members and Time Warner Cable subscribers.”
The program will kick off later this summer. There’s no word yet if the services will expand to Xbox One when it releases this holiday, but considering its support for live TV, we wouldn’t be surprised if it did. Look for more information on that in the months ahead.