XBox 360 HD Movies to Canada this Year - Will TiVo Follow?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Dajad, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Dajad

    Dajad Active Member

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    Microsoft just announced at its E3 keynote (I'm watching it live on Tech TV) that by the end of this year they will be selling/renting HD movies & TV shows in Canada and Europe through the XBox 360.

    Holly Hallelujiah!

    One of the majors finally steps up to support us Canadians eh?

    Will TiVo and Amazon match?

    ...Dale
     
  2. reidjr

    reidjr New Member

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    From what i have heard bell & rogers are working on there own download system.To add it is expected they will ask the crtc to bloack any other service tivo etc.
     
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Since TiVo is a secondary market to TiVo, they won't really press for it, except to keep one particular user from Toronto quiet.

    Now, not to say Amazon won't expand their Unbox service to Canada, or Amazon.ca will start their own Unbox service (if they do though, they'll likely not include TiVo support).

    It really boils down to how and whom garnered Canadian Xbox360 rights, and where the service is coming from perhaps.
     
  4. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

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    Heck, I'm still waiting for one of the Canadian majors to finally step up to support us Americans.

    I'd pay an arm and a leg to be able to subscribe to Space or Showcase.

    Where's my Trailer Park Boys and Corner Gas, eh? I mean, come on! I do live in the southern most province!
    :eek:

    the picture quality of Space in comparison to what I see from SciFi just makes me ill!
     
  5. reidjr

    reidjr New Member

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    Corner gas and the trailer park boys have been sold to american companys.
     
  6. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

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    To who(m) and where do I get them?

    Found one! Corner Gas - WGN! When - ??????
    :D
     
  7. Dajad

    Dajad Active Member

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    On what basis can they block anything. This is not broadcast content. The CRTC doesn't apply. This is an electronic equivalent of the corner Blockbuster or Rogers video store. Given that Microsoft is already set to do this, it implies to me there is no legal or regulatory roadblocks - only license rights issues.

    If you know of any regulatory impediment or have links to anything online supporting the prospect that Rogers and Bell are seeking some form of blocking action from the CRTC I'd really love to see it.

    ...Dale
     

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