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ESPN coming to Xbox Live?

As reported on the NY Times there’s rumors that Microsoft and ESPN are teaming up to bring ESPN to Xbox Live which i think would be awesome here’s more details below

Microsoft has held in-depth discussions with the Walt Disney Company about a programming deal with ESPN, according to people close to the talks, who requested anonymity because the talks were intended to be private.

For a per-subscriber fee, ESPN could provide live streams of sporting events, similar to the ones available through ESPN 360, a service that is available from some high-speed Internet providers. Microsoft could also create some interactive games in association with ESPN, the people said, although a deal has not yet been struck.

Already, video game consoles are putting a new emphasis on the video, rather than the game. The roughly 20 million monthly members of Xbox Live can surf Facebook, browse an online mall of movies and TV episodes and, if they pay, watch Netflix. “It’s 20 million connected living rooms,” said Marc Whitten, the general manager of Xbox Live.

Hopefully this rumor is true cause this can only mean more companies will follow