Microsoft to Launch Original Shows in Early 2014 – Including Halo Series


Following on the heels of both Amazon and Netflix, Microsoft is shows will launch on the Xbox videogame consoles early next year. Microsoft has tapped Nancy Tellem, to take the helm of the new service, who formally worked at CBS and the CW.

“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.


There was no mention of how many shows Microsoft will produce for the service, but it has been reported there will be a show based on its popular videogame franchise “Halo” that will be directed Steven Spielberg.