Family Guy comes to Xbox Live
FOX recently signed on with Xbox Live Video Marketplace, and the first series available for the digital download-to-own service is Family Guy. FOX joins other television networks and movie studios on the service, including CBS, NBC Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros., MTV Networks and Lionsgate.
Family Guy was chosen to kick off the new content deal because of its attraction to the younger male demographic responsible for most of the downloads on the Xbox 360's Video Marketplace service. Starting next week, the series' first two seasons will become available, along with the Family Guy DVD movie/three-part episode, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. Newer seasons will follow, with fresh episodes hitting Video Martketplace the day after they debut on television.
This is very cool news for Family Guy fans, but I wonder how many people will download the episodes, considering the fact that Family Guy episodes are fairly ubiquitous these days. They're constantly being shown on Adult Swim and TBS, and, with a syndication launch just around the corner, not to mention DVDs, it's not like fans have been left wanting. But hey, it's another way to see and enjoy the series, so why the heck not?
Thanks to Zizzy for the tip!