[bbc] British broadcaster Sky has struck a deal with Microsoft that will see live football, TV and film content brought to the Xbox 360.
The deal marks the Xbox's first move into live linear broadcast TV.
Rival consoles, Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii, can access catch-up TV content via the BBC's iPlayer.
Sky's channels will be available on the Xbox 360 from the autumn, but no specific line-up or pricing details have been given.
Users of Microsoft's Xbox Live online service on the 360 in the UK and Ireland will be able to watch Sky's live sport, programmes, catch-up TV and on demand films, without the need for a satellite dish or set-top box, or to be an existing Sky customer.
Sky puts content on Xbox console