Xbox Live has acquired yet another entertainment partner. News Corporation will be bringing a variety of TV, news, and video apps to the Xbox 360 later this year from their most popular brands: FOX, Fox News Channel, IGN Entertainment, and The Wall Street Journal.
As with HBO Go, video content from the Fox News Channel and FOX apps will require an "authenticated" subscription from "participating" cable and satellite TV distributors. And, as with all TV apps on Xbox 360, a Live Gold membership is required.
The FOX app will give users access to on-demand availability of "leading shows," including Glee, House, New Girl, Bones, Fringe, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and more. The Fox News Channel app will let users access clips from the network and "interact" with anchors and personalities, including Shepard Smith and Bill O'Reilly. WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal will offer "up to four total hours of live video programming each business day," from the Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron's, MarketWatch, SmartMoney, and AllThingsD.com. The IGN app will offer video previews, reviews, gameplay videos, live streams, and walkthroughs. You'll also be able to queue up videos from IGN.com by using a new "watch later" feature.
As with every other Xbox TV partner, all of these programs will include Kinect support. Expect these apps later this year.