Microsoft Courts BBC, Others For Euro Xbox Video Marketplace Launch

Microsoft (NYSE:MSFT) is speaking to the BBC and others to attract content for the launch of its Xbox Video Marketplace in Europe. Launched in the U.S. in November, the feature allows users of the games console to download TV shows and movies, through partnerships including Paramount Pictures, CBS, TBS, MTV Networks, UFC, NBC, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Ross Honey, senior director at Microsoft’s content and partner strategy group, told the Sunday Times it had “spoken to the BBC and several other European media companies”;