Microsoft's decided that the Connected Homes exhibition at London's Olympia, between the 5th and 7th of March is going to be the first place to see the Xbox 360's IPTV capabilities in Europe.
The demo will take place during Ed Graczyk's (Worldwide Director of Marketing and Communications for Microsoft TV), keynote, "Future of Connected Entertainment". So, if there was any possible confusion about the Trojan Xbox
, it's well and truly dead, buried and gone to heaven now.
According to Microsoft, "IPTV on Xbox 360 is expected to be available through select service providers as early as the holiday season (We think that means Christmas rather than August Bank Holiday weekend
) in 2007. Some of the world's largest telecommunications service providers have chosen Microsoft IPTV Edition as their IPTV software solution, with scaled commercial deployments currently under way with AT&T, BT Group PLC, Deutsche Telekom, T-Online in France and Swisscom."
The Connected Home
website makes no mention of any speakers from Sony or Apple - we wait with our breath bated.