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Microsoft Xpands Xbox Live Video Marketplace

by Rainier on Jan. 25, 2007 @ 8:05 p.m. PST

Microsoft announced that Lionsgate Studio is now a Video Marketplace partner, and the downloadable content has been expanded with various new HD movies, TV series, including a FREE episode of ‘Skyland.’ Xbox 360 will digitally deliver TV shows and movies to gamers in the U.S. via Xbox Live.

Here is a list of some of the new content on the Video Marketplace this week:

  • Skyland (Nicktoons) - Season 1, Episode 1 free until Monday 1/29 at 11:59PM PST
  • Wild World of Spike
  • Inconvenient Truth 2007 Academy Award nominated!
  • Lady in the Water (HD)
  • Beerfest (HD)
  • Wickerman (HD)
  • The Descent (HD)
  • American Haunting (HD)
  • See No Evil (HD)
  • Blair Witch Project (HD)
  • Requiem for a Dream (HD)
  • Cecil B. Demented (HD)

And later this week, the following movies will be available:

  • World Trade Center
  • Barnyard

Remember, the above content is only available in the U.S.

Using the Family Settings feature, parents and individuals can choose the video content that can be played on their family’s Xbox 360. With the availability of this new entertainment content, gamers now can set controls based on movie, TV and video ratings, or they can entirely block explicit and unrated video content for themselves or their children.

Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S. can access Xbox Live Marketplace with a free Xbox Live Silver subscription or a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription and a broadband connection. Pricing is competitive and will vary based on format, media type and whether the content is a new release movie or a classic feature film. High-definition TV shows will be 240 Microsoft® Points per episode, and standard-definition TV shows will be 160 Microsoft Points per episode. New release movies in high definition will be 480 Microsoft Points, and standard-definition new release movies will be 320 Microsoft Points each. Classic feature films in high definition will be 360 Microsoft Points, and standard definition will be 240 Microsoft Points. After purchasing a high-definition TV show or movie, gamers can download the standard-definition version at no additional charge.

Microsoft Points can be purchased at retail or via Xbox Live. For example, gamers can get a 1,600 Microsoft Points card at retail for $19.99 (U.S.) or 1,000 Microsoft Points through Xbox Live for $12.50 (U.S.). More information about Xbox Live Marketplace is available at http://www.xbox.com/marketplacentertainment.

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