Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) are planning to launch a series of apps for the Xbox that will bring content from FOX, Fox News, IGN and The Wall Street Journal to the Xbox LIVE service. The caveat, as has been the norm recently, is that the over-the-top content will only be available to authenticated subscribers of participating cable and satellite television distributors.
"As we continue to find new ways to deliver content to consumers, this partnership with Xbox LIVE enables our viewers to experience News Corp.'s leading media brands in an entirely new and innovative environment," said Jon Miller, chief digital officer, News Corp. "We look forward to working closely with Microsoft to continue evolving the media experiences on Xbox LIVE and to enable consumers to take advantage of this incredibly popular and fast-growing platform."
The companies said the FOX app will give users access to primetime shows, short- and long-form programming and on-demand availability of shows like Glee, House, New Girl, Bones, Fringe and others. The app will also include interactive features like Facebook integration, as well as voice and motion control via Kinect.
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