But perhaps the largest partnerships announced had to do with live sports. Soon, Xbox Live subscribers will gain access to NBA Gametime League pass, and NHL Game Centers (with over 40 live games per week). There’s also the newly announced integration with WatchESPN, the live streaming counterpart to the ESPN sports cable channel.
I know plenty of people who wanted to ditch cable, but were super worried about getting their daily fix of sports from these channels. Now that Xbox, (which isn’t the first platform to offer the access but certainly the largest scope), I expect there will be quite a few cords cut.