Xbox Live Getting New TV Series, Movies

March 28, 2007

Following the long expected confirmation of the Xbox 360 Elite console, Microsoft has announced the signing of TV series and movies from A&E Network, ADV Films, National Geographic and for distribution over Xbox Live, which currently boasts more than 1,500 hours of downloadable video content already.

In a statement released this evening, Paramount Pictures, for the first time on Xbox Live, will offer its movies in HD, with initially confirmed releases including Braveheart, Team America: World Police, World Trade Center, and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. In addition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be releasing its direct-to-video movies in HD exclusively over Xbox Live simultaneously alongside their availability on DVD, starting with Sublime and Babylon 5: The Lost Tales.

Examples of television shows and feature films that will be coming to Xbox Live include A&E Network (Dog the Bounty Hunter, King of Cars, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Driving Force, and Criss Angel Mindfreak), anime powerhouse ADV Films, National Geographic (Is It Real?, Taboo, 21 Days to Baghdad, and Air Force One), and action sports site