Microsoft has been pushing the Xbox as the go-to way to watch sports, and their E3 presser revealed that they aren’t going to stop anytime soon. Starting in their respective next seasons, the NHL and the NBA will be available to watch via Xbox Live similar to the way that MLB and UFC are currently. In addition, Microsoft is expanding their partnership with ESPN to provide 24/7 programming featuring shows from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPNU. It’ll include things like “SportsCenter” and “The Mike and Mike Show”, as well as ESPN’s MLB, NBA, and NFL coverage. There is also a new Kinect-friendly sports hub, accessible by saying “Xbox, sports”. Check out Major Nelson’s blog for all the details.
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