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Xbox Live to offer ESPN content

Microsoft has signed with ESPN to offer sports content over its Xbox Live digital delivery service.

Microsoft has signed with ESPN to offer sports content over its Xbox Live digital delivery service.

NCAA basketball and football games, X Games competitions and programs such as Madden Nation will all be available to Xbox 360 users, according to an Associated Press report.

"Delivering content through Xbox 360 is another way that we can connect fans with the sports they have such passion for," offered Matt Murphy, SVP of digital distribution for ESPN.

Standard definition, commercial free NCAA games will sell for USD 3, with hi-def versions at USD 4.50.

ESPN TV shows will be priced the same as other Xbox Live TV content — USD 2 for standard definition and USD 3 for hi-definition.

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