Fox And Microsoft Are BFFs

Fox And Microsoft Are BFFs


According to Major Nelson’s blog, Microsoft and News Corporation have struck a deal that will bring popular Fox Broadcasting shows like Family Guy , House M.D. , and Glee to Xbox LIVE starting in 2012. However, since News Corp is also the parent company for The Wall Street Journal, Fox News Channel, and IGN, our media library just got three times larger.

Nelson also revealed a few surprising statistics regarding media usage on Xbox Live:

  • The hours of video consumed globally on Xbox LIVE increased 140% from 2010 to 2011.

  • In December, more than 60% of U.S. Xbox LIVE Gold members used entertainment apps on Xbox LIVE – for an average of an hour a day each.

  • The number of people using entertainment apps on Xbox LIVE increased by nearly 50% globally from November to December.

    That last statistic is significant because December was the month that Microsoft released their Metro-themed software update, which included a slew of new television apps.

    By Josh Engen

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