Tuesday, January 10, 2012

CES 2012: Microsoft shows how Kinect can make TV social

Microsoft’s annual CES keynote — its last, according to the company — was light on product announcements, but it did demonstrate how Kinect can transform traditional TV into a social, interactive experience. Using PBS Sesame Street and National Geographic as examples (promotional video below), CEO Steve Ballmer showed how Kinect can engage kids to participate in educational TV. Here’s a video:

Microsoft also announced a new partnership with News Corp to bring Fox News Channel, FOX, IGN and The Wall Street Journal apps to Xbox. And it updated some sales numbers: Xbox has now sold 66 million consoles worldwide, Xbox Live has reached 40 million members (the largest social entertainment network ever) and Kinect has sold 18 million sensors.

Here’s Microsoft’s wrap-up of the presentation along with a replay of the keynote.

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