Xbox Live starts offering full-length TV eps?

August 28, 2006

Major Nelson just posted that the TV show “Battlestar Galactica: The Story so Far” is now available for download in it’s entirety on Xbox Live for free. I expect this is a catch-up episode, comparable to what was offered on ITunes last year, but what’s interesting is how we’re starting to see TV feature-length content start to show up on Xbox Live’s network. Hmmm…

And by the way, Battlestar is one of my favorite shows despite my dismissal of the concept when I first heard about it and the cheesy original show. I was wrong. Downloading.

4 responses to Xbox Live starts offering full-length TV eps?

  1. 

    They’ve also offered a couple cartoons for downloading as well (Viva Pinata). Quality is good, easy to use. If they are turly going to do this then it would be nice to have a streaming option and I shouldn’t have to go out of Live over two tabs and choose videos.

    I like the idea – a lot – but I think they have some work to do on the UI.

    Same issue exists for the downloaded games, it would be nice to have game demos and games you own separated in the list.

  2. 

    YAY this may finally make the multiple of useless tv stations spewing out repeat after repeat of poor quality TV and thousands of adverts sit up and realise how they should/could be put of of business.

    I’d gladly pay a subscriber fee to be able to access quality broadcasting when I wanted to with no advertising.

    Maybe the BBC can also start to deliver quality products world wide now?

  3. 

    ‘Maybe the BBC can also start to deliver quality products world wide now? ‘

    No, they can’t. They are legally prohibited from providing their content to anyone other than UK license fee payers (they can provide some content commercially via third-parties at a later date, but that obviously isn’t suitable for the types of stuff people want to see on the BBC ie news)

  4. 

    No, they can’t. They are legally prohibited from providing their content to anyone other than UK license fee payers (they can provide some content commercially via third-parties at a later date, but that obviously isn’t suitable for the types of stuff people want to see on the BBC ie news)

    erm….. depending on how much you know ya net, you can view the bbc from anywhere, regardless of what "UK only" may mean.