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USA Now, SyFy Now apps bring Psych, Burn Notice to Xbox One

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Xbox Entertainment Studios may be closing, but that doesn't mean that it won't act as the home for plenty of other studios' television and film projects. NBCUniversal, for example, is more than happy to provide the Xbox One with two of its networks' "TV Everywhere" apps: USA Now and SyFy Now.

The USA Now app grants Xbox One owners access to shows like Psych, Burn Notice, White Collar and Graceland, while the SyFy Now app offers up such content as Warehouse 13, Being Human and Face Off. If you're a fan of Trion Worlds' MMO shooter Defiance, the SyFy Now app will offer you a chance to catch up on the events of the show that it ties into - also called Defiance.

USA Now and SyFy Now; because after all, it's our entertainment and we need it now!
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First NBCUniversal TV Everywhere Apps to Become Part of Xbox One Platform

NEW YORK – July 31, 2014 – NBCUniversal's TV Everywhere group, which leads the company's initiative to provide authenticated content wherever and whenever consumers want it, today announced the launch of USA Now and Syfy Now on the Xbox One® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, marking the first NBCUniversal TV Everywhere (TVE) apps to become part of the Xbox One platform. USA Now and Syfy Now provide authenticated consumers with access to content the day after air, along with recent episodes from the networks' offerings.

"Part of the goal of NBCUniversal's TV Everywhere initiative is to give consumers the opportunity to discover our content on a wide array of platforms," said Alison Moore, EVP and GM of TV Everywhere. "Connected devices like Xbox One provide new ways for USA and Syfy fans to access the content they love in a whole new way."

On Xbox One, viewers will be able to see USA's and Syfy's current schedule of shows, as well as episodes from recently aired hit series. On USA Now, viewers can watch full seasons, current episodes and select episodes of some of USA Network's popular shows, including the latest episodes of USA's sizzling summer dramas "Suits," "Graceland," "Covert Affairs," "Royal Pains," and the network's newest original series, "Rush" and "Satisfaction." Xbox One owners using USA Now can also catch-up on the full first seasons of the highly buzzed about reality series "Chrisley Knows Best" and comedy "Playing House," and five rolling episodes of hit shows like "Burn Notice," "White Collar," and "Psych."

Full seasons and select episodes of critically-acclaimed, fan favorite scripted shows currently available on Syfy Now include "Defiance," "Dominion," "Helix," "Haven," "Being Human," and "Warehouse 13." The much-anticipated "Sharknado 2: The Second One" will also be available for viewing alongside full seasons and rolling episodes of popular unscripted series like "Face Off," "The Wil Wheaton Project," "Paranormal Witness," and "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge." Original digital content from BlastrTV is also featured on Syfy Now on Xbox One.

"The launch of Syfy Now and USA Now TV Everywhere apps adds a range of new TV shows and movies to Xbox One, including hit TV series, movies, behind-the-scenes video, original digital content and more," said Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President, Xbox. "Our goal is to help our customers have more fun, and we are excited to offer them an ever-expanding range of quality gaming and entertainment experiences with partners like NBCUniversal."

NBCUniversal's entire portfolio of networks is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs via TV Everywhere apps on digital touchpoints including mobile, tablet, and desktop, providing viewers the opportunity to engage with content live or anytime, anywhere they want to consume it.

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