First NBCUniversal TVE Apps Launch on Xbox One Today
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.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic Science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)
About USA Network
The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented eight straight years, usa network is seen in more than 102 million U.S. homes. USA offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located athttp://www.usanetwork.com