Microsoft's previously-announced link-up with satellite TV provider BSkyB will see TV programmes available through the Xbox 360 from October 27 in the UK.
The news was announced via Twitter in a posting by Graeme Boyd, Xbox community manager for Europe today, ahead of an official event set to take place next week.
"October 27 - that's the date when you'll be able to watch TV from Sky on your Xbox 360. Channel line-up and pricing to come at launch," read the post.
The partnership between the two companies was first announced just before E3 this year, with bundles available for customers new to Sky as well as access for those who already subscribe.
At an event in Central London in May the launch was pinned to Autumn, but has now been dated - although as the post suggests there are still more details to follow on the precise composition of the packages.