Australian broadcasters SBS and ABC have their place on Xbox 360 alongside Foxtel, but Microsoft and Network Ten today revealed a partnership that would see Ten as the first free-to-air commercial station arriving on the Xbox 360 in on-demand form.
The Network Ten Xbox app gives Xbox Gold Live subscribers instant access to a library of more than 25 programs including Offspring, The Graham Norton Show, Bondi Vet, Bondi Rescue, The Living Room and Totally Wild, meaning Xbox owners will never miss a moment of their favourite local and international hit shows from TEN, ELEVEN and ONE. Additionally, people will be able to use their voice and gesture commands to navigate the app and its content with Kinect for Xbox 360.
The app will also feature updated news from Ten's afternoon and nighttime news programs.
"We are thrilled to be adding Network Ten programs to the Xbox platform and further expanding our content library," said Jeremy Hinton, Interactive Entertainment Business Lead, Microsoft Australia via press release. "Our aim is to provide Australian Xbox LIVE members with the best and most popular television content, alongside movies, music and games, and now they will be able to access some of Australia’s highest rated local and international shows."
The new app will go live on the Xbox 360 Dashboard this Wednesday, July 10.