Interactive TV Shows Coming To Xbox Live By End Of Year


It looks like it won’t be long before Xbox Live users will be enjoying Microsoft original interactive TV content. GigaOM’s Janko Roettgers reports that at All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference, Microsoft’s Entertainment and digital media President, Nancy Tellem, announced that the company is working on producing its own premium interactive TV shows by the end of this year.

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HBO Go and Comcast Added to XBox Live


The world of online streaming video is heating up.  Netflix is finally recovering from a problematic 2011 and HBO has had great success with their HBO Go app which allows HBO subscribers to watch their favorite programs on any device.  Add one more device to the list, as HBO Go and Comcast’s digital video service are both coming to XBox.

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Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone Teased by Microsoft at Nokia World


Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph provided a teaser preview of the upcoming Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone at Nokia World in London this week. The app will be free when it becomes available. The app is more than just a remote control. The app can, for example, search for a movie, provide detailed information about the movie on the phone (synopsis, cast and crew, etc.) and then start playing the movie on the Xbox 360 and its connected large screen TV. At this point, the Windows Phone can be used as a remote control for the movie playing on the TV through the Xbox.
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Netflix Stock Prices Dive Almost 19 Percent After Announcing Loss of 1M Subscribers

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All looked bright for the company, but in July, Netflix announced they would be changing their subscriber price structure on September 1, 2011, increasing the monthly fees by $6 without any improvement in service. Speculations were positive and even Wall Street thought the change would do the company good. But that didn’t happen. Last week, their stock prices took a dive of almost 19 percent.

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