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Microsoft has the X Factor

Platform holder Microsoft has announced that it has bought up an entire ad break during the November 14th episode of ITV’s reality TV show X Factor as it ramps up its pre-Christmas marketing activity. The time will be used to promote the recently launched Sky Player service as well as …

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Microsoft pulls Sky Player

Just hours after the service debuted on Xbox Live yesterday, Microsoft has been forced to remove the much-hyped Sky Player from Xbox Live due to technical problems. However, the platform holder hopes to reinstate the service at some point today. The Sky Player on Xbox 360 service did successfully launch …

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Sky TV arrives on Xbox Live

Sky’s long-awaited Xbox Live IPTV service has gone live in the UK, meaning that Xbox 360 owners are now able to access satellite TV without the need for a dish. The service, which launches with 24 available channels, requires Xbox Live Gold membership to use. The monthly subscription charge for …

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Microsoft dates Sky on Xbox Live

Microsoft’s Xbox community manager for Europe Graeme Boyd, otherwise known as AceyBongos, has revealed that Sky’s long-awaited Xbox 360 functionality will go live on October 27th. In a Tweet just a few moments ago, Boyd stated: October 27 – that’s the date when you’ll be able to watch TV from …

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Xbox reveals Q4 marketing assault

Microsoft is bullish that it can face off threats from Wii and PS3 with its multi-million dollar marketing blitz this Q4. The platform holder will focus its activity on the Xbox 360’s broader services, including on-demand HD movies, LastFM radio and Sky TV (promo pictured). But these will be joined …

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Sky coming to Xbox 360 next month

Sky Player will be made available to UK Xbox 360 owners in October. The October issue of Sky Magazine revealed the service will soon be available to download, with a web address revealing the month of release, according to Digital Spy. The new service was announced in May, and will …

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FIFA 10 ad debuts this Sunday

Publisher EA will this Sunday air its one-off two-minute TV special starring England front man Wayne Rooney to promote the upcoming release of FIFA 10 on October 2nd. The spot, which will not be aired again on UK TV, will be shown on Sky Sports 1 in the second ad …

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BAFTA lines up Cecil and Gibbons

Legendary video games developer Charles Cecil and Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons are to co-host their first public screening at BAFTA, Piccadilly on October 5th. The presentation, dubbed Reinventing A Gaming Classic: iPhone Beneath a Steel Sky” will examine the pair’s achievements and discuss their new partnership going forwards as they …

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Xbox 360 deal with Sky confirmed

As reported by MCV earlier this week, Microsoft has officially announced that it has struck a deal with satellite TV provider Sky that will bring both live and on-demand programming to Xbox 360 owners. Though there isn’t a concrete channel list available as of yet, the package is set to …

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Sky TV now on Sony PSP

Sony has struck a deal with pay TV giant Sky to offer video content to owners of its PlayStation Portable handheld games console in the UK and Ireland. The joint venture Go!View on-demand service will offer ‘comedy’, ‘sport’ and ‘entertainment’ programming packages via a monthly subscription, priced at 5 for …

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