Microsoft to Begin Push for Original TV Series and Content by Early 2014

on December 16, 2013 7:49 AM

While Microsoft has always been known at this point for leading the Xbox One charge with its capabilities as an “all-in-one” media center that can function as the living room’s centerpiece for games, movies, and TV, Microsoft now seems to be making its promise on the “TV” portion by getting original content out much sooner than you might think.

While speaking to Variety, Microsoft’s TV executive Nancy Tellem mentioned that the company is planning to implement original content and television series for Xbox One and Xbox 360 by the first quarter of 2014. While specific programming has not yet been officially announced in any capacity, other than the Steven Spielberg-produced¬†Halo¬†live-action series announced earlier this year, Tellem says that the planned content will begin showing through Xbox Live in “the first quarter, at minimum second quarter.”¬†Additionally, Tellem commented:

“We aren’t Netflix, we aren’t Amazon, we’re a different animal. We’re neither or we’re a little like them. It all depends. The Lack of black and white and this is the template and this is what we’re following is very difficult. As we continue to do deals everyone’s going to get more comfortable.”

“Depending on the piece of content, the deals change. We’re talking about exclusives, exclusive first windows, exclusive second windows.”

Stay tuned for more details on Microsoft’s plans for originally-produced television series and content coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.