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Xbox Live to extend downloadable TV series & movie library in US















MUMBAI: Microsoft‘s Xbox 360 has announced that television series and movies from multiple sources including A&E Network, ADV Films, National Geographic and TotalVid.com will be added to the existing 1,500 hours of downloadable entertainment content already available on Xbox Live in the US.


Further capitalizing on this, one of the distributors of high-definition gaming and entertainment content in the living room, Paramount Pictures, for the first time on Xbox Live, will offer its feature films for download in high definition. Available titles will include Braveheart, Team America: World Police, World Trade Cente and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Additionally, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be releasing its direct-to-video movies exclusively in high definition on Xbox Live simultaneous with their availability on DVD, starting with Sublime and later Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, informs an official release.

 

"With more than 300 games expected by year‘s end, an Xbox Live community of more than 6 million people and a growing catalogue of premium content from some of the biggest names in entertainment today, Xbox 360 is an incredible value," said Microsoft corporate VP Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division Peter Moore. "Adding partners and content like this helps reinforce the console‘s position as the center of connected entertainment in the living room."


Among the television shows and feature films that will be coming to Xbox LIVE include A&E Network‘s Dog the Bounty Hunter, King of Cars, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Driving Force and Criss Angel Mindfreak. ADV Films will present top offerings from producers-distributors of Japanese animation ("anime") outside Japan.

 
The company also states that downloads on Xbox Live have grown in double-digits, month-over-month, with a 400 percent increase since the service began offering TV shows and movies late last year. Comedy Central recently offered the first-ever high definition episode of the top show on its network, South Park.
 

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