Microsoft has struck a deal with French pay-TV company Canal+ to deliver TV programs to the Xbox 360 game console via the Xbox Live online service.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Canal+ Group Chairman Bertrand Méheut announced the deal at a news conference in Paris on Thursday night.
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Their partnership will "bring the full Canal+ content to the Xbox" and make the Xbox more of a TV entertainment center, Ballmer said.
"We will soon be on 1.8 million to 2 million Xboxes in France," said Méheut.