Canal+ Group has followed suit with Sky and announced a major strategic partnership that will put the French pay-TV operator's content across all Microsoft's platforms.
Initially the Xbox 360 will be enabled to receive the Canalplay VOD service and its Foot+ football offer. The one million owners of the Xbox in France will be able to access some 6,000 titles, including 3,000 films, through the Zune video marketplace.
Also available to Canal+ subscribers that have signed up to Xbox Live are Canal's popular shows Le Grand Journal, +Clair, Dimanche+, and Le Zapping. Coverage of top flight English, Spanish, German and Italian football is also available, in addition to access from the French Ligue 1 and Champions League. Users will be able to use the Xbox social networking features to comment on the coverage.