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Microsoft and French paybox Canal Plus have inked a deal that give users of the Xbox 360 games console in Gaul access to a significant slice of the channel's content.

The agreement advances Microsoft's international strategy for the Xbox, following a similar deal in May with BSkyB that will bring TV content to consoles in the U.K. and Ireland.

The French deal includes video-on-demand service Canalplay, which will make 3,000 films and 3,000 other titles available to Xbox Live subscribers.

Users already paying for Canal Plus catch-up TV and live soccer service Foot Plus will also be able to access them through Xbox Live.

Benefits include increased interactivity, which the companies think will appeal to soccer fans. Watching a match on an Xbox will allow groups of fans to chat, exchange info and interact through avatars.

Microsoft estimates that more than one million French households own an Xbox.
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