Xbox Live Gets Downloadable TV Shows and Movies

Microsoft has announced that it has partnered with content producers such as MTV, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. to bring downloadable video content to Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Marketplace. The videos will be available in both 720p and 480p resolutions. TV programs will be put up for sale, whereas movies will be provided on a rental basis.

Content to be live by the end of the year includes Robot Chicken and Aqua Teen Hunger Force from Adult Swim; CSI, Survivor and Star Trek from CBS; South Park and Chappelle’s Show from Comedy Central; Pimp My Ride from MTV; along with a bunch of other shows popular with the Xbox demographic. Movies include Mission Impossible 3, Nacho Libre and Jackass: The Movie from Paramount; and The Matrix, Superman Returns and Batman Forever from Warner Bros.

No pricing information has been announced as of yet. The above, and more, will be available in North America starting November 22.

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