As if you needed another impetus to abandon cable and satellite TV, The New York Times
is reporting behind closed door dealings are afoot between Microsoft and Walt Disney Company, with order of business being ESPN
streaming via Xbox 360
. According to the anonymous source, live streams of sporting events à la the now aptly-titled ESPN360 could come to the console on a per-subscriber fee, along with related interactive games. The thing with secret meetings, of course, is that they can never be confirmed and, should talks fall through, amount to nothing in the future -- just keep that in mind before you get too excited and cancel Comcast a bit prematurely.