If you’ve noticed that the those entertainment applications now built into the current Xbox 360 Dashboard have enticed more of your friends into enjoying music and video, it’s not just in your head. Today, Microsoft’s MajorNelson announced that the number of people using those apps rose a nearly 50% from November to December.

Microsoft has also announced the availability of Disney XD for those using Astral Media in Canada as well as Real Sports, also in Canada. German users can now get their hands on ZDF. American users however still have no update on when Fox, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and IGN might be comin gto the App Marketplaces on these shores.

Source MajorNelson