Xbox Live is continuing to expand it’s worldwide expansion of media content by going “local” in Germany and Canada. If you live in those two countries you can expect to see Astral Media’s Disney XD and Real Sports / Maple Leaf Sports rolling up on your console starting today, while German gamers will be able to get teutonic mitts on Mediathek/ZDF at the same time.
This is great news for those outside the United States because for the longest time media content was only offered in the USA. The new Xbox Dashboard experience allows apps to be installed helping the offering of media worldwide. Microsoft has also made many partnerships with media companies to make this a reality not just in the USA, but across the globe.
At CES, we also announced a new partnership with News Corporation, and will soon bring FOX broadcast programming, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News Channel and IGN to Xbox LIVE. News Corp. apps are scheduled to launch in 2012, so prepare to watch your favorite FOX shows, including “Family Guy,” “House,” “New Girl” and “Glee,” have access to Dow Jones Newswire and MarketWatch from The Wall Street Journal and enjoy game previews, reviews, gameplay videos from IGN, all on-demand.