Microsoft has announced that it has struck a deal with PBS to have some of the broadcaster’s TV series available for download on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
XBL users can download Ken Burns’ Jazz and America series as well as “Wired Science” and “Scientific American.” PBS added that XBL users will have access to over “8,500 hours of programming from 45 content producers.”
“Non-fiction programming has performed very well on Xbox Live,” Ross Honey, general manager of Microsoft’s media and entertainment group, added. “The addition of a premiere brand such as PBS will not only enhance our overall video offering but will strengthen a content category that our users demand.”
Microsoft has been adding more and more media content to its Marketplace over the past six months including a huge deal with Netflix and another large deal with NBC-Universal.