With the revamp of the Xbox Live service this week, one big addition in the U.S. will be live and on-demand television content from major cable and telecom providers, similar to television services launched on the Microsoft console in markets overseas.

However, the rollout will come in stages, and Verizon and Comcast customers shouldn’t expect to see either service on the console when the Xbox Live update is released on Tuesday. Verizon’s FiOS service will start offering selected live TV channels via Xbox Live later this month, according to a list released by Microsoft. Comcast’s Xfinity on-demand video service will be available in early 2012.

Here’s the full list via Microsoft, showing which services will be available, and when.

Dec. 6

  • EPIX. United States
  • ESPN on Xbox LIVE (ESPN). United States
  • Hulu. Japan
  • Hulu Plus. United States
  • LOVEFiLM. United Kingdom
  • Netflix. Canada, United States
  • Premium Play by (MediaSet). Italy
  • Sky Go (SkyDE). Austria, Germany
  • Telefónica España – Movistar Imagenio. Spain
  • TODAY (MSNBC). United States  

Later in December:

  • 4 on Demand (C4). United Kingdom
  • ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.). Australia
  • AlloCiné. France (AlloCiné), Germany (Filmstarts), Spain (Sensacine), United Kingdom (Screenrush)
  • Astral Media’s Disney XD (Astral Media). Canada
  • blinkbox (Blinkbox). United Kingdom
  • Crackle (Sony Pictures). Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
  • Dailymotion. Available in 32 countries globally
  • Demand 5 (Five). United Kingdom
  • DIGI+ (CANAL+). Spain
  • GolTV (Mediapro). Spain
  • iHeartRadio (Clear Channel). United States
  • Mediathek/ZDF (ZDF). Germany
  • MSN. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom
  • MSNBC.com. United States
  • MUZU.TV. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • ninemsn. Australia
  • Real Sports (Maple Leaf Sports). Canada
  • Rogers On Demand Online (Rogers Media). Canada
  • SBS ON DEMAND. Australia
  • Syfy (NBC Universal/Syfy). United States
  • TMZ (Warner Bros.). Canada, United States
  • TVE (RTVE.es). Spain
  • UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC). Canada, United States
  • Verizon FiOS TV. United States
  • VEVO. Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
  • Vudu (Wal-Mart). United States
  • YouTube. Available in 24 countries globally

Early 2012:

  • Antena 3 (Antena 3 de Televisión). Spain
  • BBC (BBC). United Kingdom
  • CinemaNow (Best Buy). United States
  • HBO GO (HBO). United States
  • MLB.TV (MLB Advanced Media). Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
  • Telenovelas/Sports (Televisa). Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom
  • Xfinity On Demand (Comcast). United States
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  • https://plus.google.com/107120449807229719531/posts David Abraham

    Excellent, been waiting for this for a long time.

    • Guest

      A common enough complaint among the Microsoft faithful.

      • https://plus.google.com/107120449807229719531/posts David Abraham

        actually they are all slow to me…Apple being the worst offender

  • Anonymous

    Comcast seems to be all up on their stuff lately. Whats up wth that?

    • Guest

      They recognize their platform is on fire.

      • Drolltroll

        Good one!

  • Guest

    I guess “available for holidays 2011” was missed.

    When Apple launches their TV in 2012, all of this is going to look primitive by comparison.

    TV + Xbox or PS3 + maybe a standalone bluray player + a decent stereo + Kinect + a bird’s nest of A/V cables. Then try and operate it with half a dozen incompatible remotes that most can’t figure out how to use, or use Kinect’s speech recognition that fails at least every other try.

    Or just buy one Apple TV, plug it in, and use natural language commands with amazing accuracy to operate it.

    It’s not even close. Winner: Apple.

    • https://plus.google.com/107120449807229719531/posts David Abraham

      AppleTV will be great in 2012, but xbox is going to still dominate HDMI port 1

    • sara alfadil

      weirdo.. keep your delusion.
      There is no comparison between an xbox and the apple tv.

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