Want to watch TV? There’s an app for that

With the rollout of its massive Xbox Live update, Microsoft has made a strong bid for the pole position in the digital living room. And with dozens of new programming partners also included with the update, the company now offers perhaps the most comprehensive, versatile and advanced over-the-top video system of any major player, including Apple and Google. But the most intriguing additions to the platform are not, strictly speaking, over-the-top offerings. Rather, they point to a possible future for pay-TV services that could be far more disruptive to the existing economic model.…

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