Orange is to offer 30 TV channels on the Xbox Live platform from next spring. The deal between Orange and Microsoft will see customers able to change channels and control content with Xbox’s Kinect voice and motion commands.
Xavier Perret, Orange’s director of strategic partnerships said, “Today, Orange TV is not just present on the family’s television set, but on every screen in the home. This partnership therefore allows Orange to offer a service to its customers who want Orange TV on their game console. We already found the Windows Phone interface attractive and are now drawn by the technological opportunities of the Xbox and Kinect offer, and the changes they will enable us to make to create even greater services at Orange.”
Marc Jalabert, Microsoft’s Director of Consumer and Operators Division comments, “This partnership results from our close relationship with Orange. Together we will offer a unique digital experience to all Orange TV users who own an Xbox 360. This launch, which will take place in the spring of 2012, is the next step in our long-term collaboration.”