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Microsoft to Launch First Original Shows on Xbox


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Developing original series for Microsoft has taken a little longer than veteran TV executive Nancy Tellem had hoped, but her first slate of shows will launch on the Xbox videogame consoles early next year.

 

“We’re hoping we will be able to put something up in the first quarter, at minimum second quarter,” said Tellem, president of entertainment and digital for Microsoft, at Variety’s Dealmakers Breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. The shows will be available on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One through Xbox Live.

 

“I’m incredibly ambitious and impatient,” said Tellem, who took the job to produce original content for the Xbox platform in 2012. Because of that, the time it’s taken to develop the first slate of series, including a high-profile project based around “Halo,” with Steven Spielberg producing, has been “slower,” but “reflecting on what we’ve done and what lies ahead, it’s been pretty good.”

 

http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/microsoft-to-launch-first-original-shows-on-xbox-in-early-2014-1200953110/

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I got an xbox one as early as I could get my hands on one, and have used it to replace my entire media center in my living room. I am not a cable subscriber, I get my content mostly through Netflix and Hulu, plus blu rays and iTunes. I have to say, the One is very cool. It streamlines a media PC. I'm not surprised they're making original content, they no doubt will try to compete with streaming services in the future, and if the Xbox One is a sucess they'll have the perfect platform.

 

Just remember, this is why they shouldn't be able to cut rate for "web" content!

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This is cool, I had the opportunity to do the production sound mixing for four of the programs on Xbox fitness, which is very cool cutting edge interactive content that is good for your health. Production began about a year before the xbox one announcement. It's cool I can finally talk about it, since it was all a big secret when it was being developed.

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