The BBC is currently in talks with Microsoft to bring their programming to Xbox Live. The story from the UK's Sunday Times is mostly about finally offering video on demand programming to Europeans. We're happy for them, but if it in any way cuts down the time it takes for shows like Torchwood (pictured, which just started in the States on Saturday) to come across the Atlantic, we'll be happy too.

The Xbox 360 already has numerous deals in the States for video content with CBS, MTV, Fox and some other movie studios. The BBC is not the only Euro broadcaster that Microsoft is talking to at the moment confirmed a spokesperson. We're fine with Microsoft's Xbox video content, but it's still a game machine first and foremost. Now if they finally combine Xbox 360 with Netflix -- then you've got yourself video heaven in a box.

[Via GI.biz]

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