Xbox Video Marketplace set to go worldwide

The recently announced Xbox Live Video Marketplace, which will allow Xbox 360 users to download movies and TV episodes to their console, will eventually launch outside the United States according to Xbox marketing manager Aaron Greenberg.

Speaking to at an event in San Francisco this week, Greenberg confirmed that while the current service - which offers high- and standard-definition movies and TV episodes from providers including Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures and Turner - is for the US only, it will eventually have global reach.

"The platform is built," he said, "and we're able now to get more locally relevant content on the market as we span across the world."

The Video Marketplace has been widely compared to Apple's iTunes Store, which offers TV and movies as well as music for download, and Sony's PlayStation 3 is expected to offer a similar download service through the PlayStation Store.

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m234455d ago

It won't be coming to Canada yet, oh well I can wait a little.

Monty1874455d ago

ah man, so it is not comming to the uk on 22nd??

DEIx15x84455d ago

Are any of the TV shows on in english in any of the other regions? If they are it seems like it would make sense to release them globally right away even if it is just two shows. For movies every region has strict rules on what is allowed and it varies from place to place so movies may need to be changed from region to region.

sjappie4455d ago

this mean that you can't download the hd-content with an American account if you're in Europe?