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Sky: “No plans” to bundle Xbox One

June 7, 2013

xboxoneSky has refuted reports that it was close to making a deal with Microsoft to put the new Xbox One console into homes at a vastly reduced price.

Specialist site MCV had reported that Microsoft was in talks with the broadcaster to sell Xbox One with Sky subscriptions. It was suggested that the device could work as a set-top-box or companion device – “but most importantly the console could be sold at a hugely reduced cost”.

In a statement, Sky said: “We have no plans to sell Xbox hardware as part of a Sky subscription. We have a longstanding partnership with Microsoft by which we distribute our content via Sky Go and NOW TV on Xbox. We look forward to continuing to work with them as part of our commitment to giving our customers more ways to watch Sky programming in addition to their Sky+ HD box. ”

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