Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Microsoft expands online activity into emerging territories

Microsoft will expanded its Xbox Live service into nine new territories this year as it seeks to capitalise on emerging markets.

The service will roll out in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia and South Africa this year.

It's no surprise to see Microsoft looking to expand further into some markets. Latin America has become a hot topic for discussion as a future market to tap for the games industry. Three of the nine nations listed above are Latin American.

In other news, more locally, video-on-demand programming from satellite and cable TV provider Foxtel will be made available this year in Australia. The service will not require a set-top box, and will likely be similar to the Sky service offered in the UK.

Source: gamesindustry.biz

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