Microsoft launching original programming on Xbox in first half of 2014
At a Variety event this week, Nancy Tellem — a TV industry veteran who now leads Microsoft's digital media business — noted that the company hoped to have original programming ready for Xbox Live “in the first quarter, at minimum second quarter” of next year. The number of tech firms getting into the entertainment business seems to grow by the day, and it's easy to draw parallels between Tellem's efforts and the arms race currently underway between Netflix and Amazon. Tellem, though, insists that Microsoft's trying to do something different: “We're neither [Amazon nor Netflix] or we're a little like them.
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