"Family Guy" ties into Xbox Live

Starting this Monday, Microsoft Corporation and 20th Century Fox are bringing the first two seasons of the animated "Family Guy" series available for download on the Xbox Live service, beating iTunes to the punch and also representing the first Fox product to make it onto the online store. Xbox 360 owners will be able to purchase each of the episodes from the first two seasons as well as the straight-to-DVD film "Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story" for 160 Microsoft points, or about $2.

"This is our first one. We hope to have other content on there, but right now with the launch of 'Halo 3' and the launch of the new season of 'Family Guy' coming out, the timing really worked well for this one," said Jamie McCabe, executive VP at 20th Century Fox. Noting the popularity of the show among males between the ages of 18-34, which also happens to be the sweet spot for the gaming industry, he added, "It's about as perfect a demographic fit as we can get." In addition to being its initial foray into Xbox, this also is first time the Seth MacFarlane-created series about the irreverent Griffin clan has been available for downloads on any platform, McCabe said.

News source: Yahoo! News

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