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Verizon FiOS Bringing 26 Channels of TV to Xbox 360

by Joey Davidson | November 29, 2011November 29, 2011 11:33 am PST

Announced by way of newswire this morning was the initial deal for Verizon FiOS subscribers, both new and old, concerning the magical feat of watching television on the Xbox 360. I say “magical” because the idea of TV on consoles is blowing the mind of my 10 year old self…it must then be magic.

While the exact channel roster available for viewing on the Xbox 360 has not been announced, Verizon has detailed what it will take to get access to their television content through your console. If you are currently a Verizon FiOS subscriber, all you need to do in order to get started is download the Xbox 360 app once it releases next month. For new subscribers, Verizon is offering a bonus and a discount on their services. Here’s the rundown, as per the release:

New customers who sign up online for FiOS TV service can take advantage of a special offer that includes triple-play service with FiOS TV, FiOS 35/35 Mbps Internet service and Verizon voice service, starting at $89.99 a month.  In addition, the offer includes a 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership and the “Xbox Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” game.  The discounted offer is available through Jan. 21.

I’ll also say here that if you’re new to the gaming world, Halo: CE Anniversary is a fantastic title that works as a sweet bonus for this offer. The game would normally cost you just $40, so the savings aren’t too huge, but it’s a nice offer for the package.

Moreover, 12 months worth of Xbox LIVE is normally listed for $60. Though, most shoppers would be able to find it even cheaper with a little patience and internet searching skill.

From where I’m standing, 26 channels worth of television in today’s age of media seems a little…lacking. Am I wrong? Is this the kind of deal you were hoping to see, or would you like more out of the television on console experience?

[via PR Newswire]

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...