Microsoft Corp. and former News Corp. President Peter Chernin have reportedly held talks about a potential Xbox TV Channel.
That's interesting. I wonder if many are willing to pay more for Xbox Live though.
There's talk of raising the price of Live by $1 or $2. Why? I know it isn't a lot, but for those who don't want the TV channel, it's pointless. Let the gamer have the option of whether they want the channel :) I'm interested to see what it'll offer, and we all know that Microsoft can deliver some top quality stuff :D
gamer wouldn't have an option if they made it an option then people wouldn't jump on board in the end it doesn't matter they can raise the price of live by 5-10 dollars and people will still pay for it people would still defend it etc etc
then a tv channel exclusive to gold members to justify the price rise cause i've never heard anyone say xbox should have there own tv channel =/ does any one remember thatkart game we was suppose 2 get with avatars ='[ i was looking forward to it aswel
no offense to this, it could have some quality stuff (btw, i hope they mean channel"s", meaning more than one) if i wanted to watch tv, i wouldnt be on the xbox would i? BUT, and this is a big but, if this meant tv channel"s", then for a person living alone or something, this could be money saving, if they went ahead and just cancelled their cable, and from then on just payed the yearly subscription and internet, since they wouldnt need cable anymore and just need the internet connection to connect to live with the tv channels, but thats still if they meant CHANNELS and not just a single channel EDIT: lmao @ the 2 stealth disagree-rs, looks like all they had in them was a click and not a voice (and im sure it was the same 2 ppl or multiaccount user, cause at this moment everyone in this thread has 2 disagrees)
TV on the 360 would compete with cable and SAT and be 10 times cheaper for the same HD content. My cable bill is $80 for basic a month without internet. If MS wants to charge $10 more a year to give me the same thing I'll pay gladly. Hell if Sony offered the same service I would pay them too.
just paid $59.99 (taxes not included)plus i gotta take back my BFBC2 b*stards gave me a used version :@
I fthey do something like this, I hope they have a way to have multiple challels and a way to see football games that aren't shown on regular TV. They could even go as far as to charge $20 to watch the whole season and I would pay it.
Dammit this is something I want. The content on regular TV just isn't that good. This should be a free feature because the profit margin xbl is making is enormous.
i know sky is available as part of live in europe. I recall them once talking about how the 360 could be used as a dvr. If they do decide to go forward with the tv thing then it could be neat. Dangert...that game you are thinking of is called joy ride. I been wondering where it is myself. Both joy ride and modnation racers were sort of announced at the same time. Since then modnation has had a beta and joy ride went silent. i'd like to see other games added to the primetime channel. 1v100 is fun but now we need more.
If they do this they will charge more for it. They already said that it will either be a part of the "Platinum Service" if they do it, or charge a seperate fee for it. But everyone that currently pays for xbl probably wouldn't mind paying a little more for this feature. Also they are raising the price anyway, some say to 100 bucks a year for gold membership.
If people pay for cross-game chat, something they can do on their telephone, they will pay for TV channels, something they can find on their TV!
after reading the article this isnt anything great... Anything good would cost them too much bandwith, this is just yet another way to make people pay for things that are free. This will be nothing more then podcast like content served up from a glossy button. If you want to be cheap go buy an OTA antenna and get much more for your money. If you want a sampling of what G4TV content would be like on this service, go to their website and d/l their video podcasts - or D/L tversity and have it do it for you and stream it to your box. and anyways, I have an Xbox but never used the Hulu app (or whatever it is) but wouldn't that already be a much better service, unless its gimped on xbox ?(I stream it from PC to TV but very rarely). But alas ladies and gents this is nothing more then breaking grounds for an xbox "platinum" service that probably has an mmo like subscription model to deliver more meaty content. Which means Patcher was kinda right *gulp* but a 100 dollar card just looks nasty, but at 15 a month it looks better to the consumer, and makes MS even more then that 100/yr Hmm maybe next gen consoles could be made as DVRs, and sold through TV companies much in the same way you can buy a 400 dollar cell phone for >100 (and eventually free) from a wireless carrier. and a small edit: Those wanting sports games, and to that one guy who said, "I'll even pay 20" (I bet you would), the respective sports license would like to offer this comment: "LOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOL" Look up NFL ticket NBA league Pass MLB something something and come back down to reality.
LOL, seriously? How about use your internet connection to watch Hulu.com / TV.com / any other equivalent? $50 (or more) a year for this? Bots love the shaft.
cant live with themselves.
its already $8 a month and you want to increase it by including something that is found on the net for free?? it better be optional, and like i said before...give the 360 gamers a browser and they will find all of this entertainment on their own and no fees whatsoever
the last thing they want to do is put a browser on the 360 . why ? it would render facebook , twitter , xbl and the radio thingy they have obsolete . it's no different than shooting themselves in the foot .
so you do understand how dumb they sounded when they said facebook integration with the 360 is the greatest thing ever...they advertised this all over E3...if they came out with a browser i would have been more impressed...but its all about making a profit in the end i guess and plus coming from a company that specialzes in computer software, they could actually make it much smoother and faster than it is on the PS3 since that isn't Sony's expertise
Patch man finally got one right now waiting for the news that hell froze over
Msnbc, NBC, and g4tv and you and bill gates already got them.
Why the hell would I want to pay for a stupid ass TV Channel when I already pay Direct TV (specifically for the NFL Ticket). Just have this be an optional pay to download thing because this would NOT justify an XBOX Live Price Increase in anyway. I blame Sony for this. Microsoft sees how Sony are thinking of ways to charge for PSN after one of the PS3s main selling points is free online play & now Microsoft is coming up with more stuff that will be USELESS to most
gave it up 3 years ago, just too expensive in my region of the US. I currently pay 40.00 a month for the internet, and I've never paid higher than 39.99 for a year of live (there are deals everywhere online), so about 3.30 cents a month. I also use netflix and that cost me 21.00 a month. so all together I pay 63.30 cents a month for my at home entertainment, thats about 40 dollars cheaper than the basic able service in my area. so if live goes up by few dollars and I get some TV channels thats fine, I'm still saving money in the end.
with what maths u pay 33cents a month for live if u just bought year for $39? O_o
I wrote 3.30 cents, my fault, I meant 3 dollars and 30 cents
Imagine the utter toss they would put on that TV channel. They'll patronize you senseless and blast you so hard with advertisements your mother will have to peel you out of a hole in the wall before she cracks you in the mouth for spending £75 on an "Xbox Sandwich Toaster". They'll do all of that, whilst making you pay for it. Perfectly executed.
If there's NFL, I'm in.
You know there is NFL in your TV for free already, right? You don't even need cable. But it is Xbox Live. They'll find a way to let you cross-chat with the players during the game or something like that. Totally justify the price and what not.
NFL can be on several channels including the NFL network, which is not a "free" channel. get out
I'll take the dummy comment as you not knowing how to express your feelings of gratitude and longing for me. Unfortunately I am already married and you're a bit too ugly for me. The fact that you know about The Sunday Ticket and NFL Network should be enough to alert you to the fact that NFL games are not cheap add-ons. You can watch every game, every week if you have The Sunday Ticket and NFL Network. That will cost you over $500 per season. You could watch some games for free on your local network channels. You could watch others for the price of basic cable. If Xbox Live decides to add the NFL channels they can not charge any less than that. The actual NFL had to fight DirectTV (TST) just to be able to show games on their own network. If you're willing to pay the extra $500 just to watch it with cross-chat, so be it. I apologize for trying to save you grocery money.
8.2 but they show games from like 12 years ago and its nfl all the time and they have licenses on all most anything broadcasted nfl related
garbage, what happens when you lose connection? and you miss the touchdown or goal. absolutely no thank , ill stick to cable.
I would highly recommend you edit your post. You are in tge lead for idiotic post of the year. As if cable or sat signals dont cut out also. Like your cable is immune from ever cutting out right?
Cable and satellite TV cut out more or as often as internet connection? You might want to find a better provider if that is the case.
The cameras and TV station itself cutout more for sporting events than xbl and the internet ever does for me. If you have a wireless Xbox connection then I could see your bandwidth being limited, which might be an important point if you are watching HD XBL TV.
What. Lost a few brain cells for reading that. Do think cable or satellite don't lose connection. Infact I go and say my Direct TV service drops more than my internet connection. If I can pay $10 a month more via live and watch the same channels I'd go for it in a heart beat. Saving of a good $70 a month. I'd throw Direct TV out the window. Like the guy said further up the page I have never paid $49.99 for a year of live. Always pay around the $30 - $35. Last time I paid $19.99 for a 12+1 month card. Most here will waste more money on burgers and other junk food.
I would be more willing to pony up xtra dollars for turning Zune Marketplace into a service like Netflix with unlimited watching. I suppose this could be good though if they made it like an "on demand" TV channel. I think thats really the only way it works well for Xbox Live.
now they can watch t.v on t.v...oh wait.
I think I would be more interested in dedicated servers.
have a spot for HHG
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