Your video game console has never been the same ever since Internet connections were introduced in the living room, and times have certainly moved ahead to let your game console do more than just play a normal title from a DVD or Blu-ray disc. Fox Entertainment Group has an FCC filing that if approved, it might just result in a new video service for your game console – making it a true blue home entertainment hub that manufacturers like Sony have long been pushing.
This won’t be the first content streaming service in the market though, where the FCC filing tells of a negotiation between the Fox Entertainment Group and a multichannel video programming distribution partner, where this move will see “its subscription and on-demand video services available directly to widely-marketed consumer electronics devices, such as game consoles.” When will this happen? Sometime in the near future, of course, with Fox content surely being part of the deal.
No idea on who the distribution partner is, but Gamasutra thinks it is a major cable, FiOS or satellite provider who is currently plying its wares Stateside. How will Microsoft and Sony deal with this emerging threat?
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