Microsoft's Big Plans For Xbox TV

Remember the Xbox One reveal? There was a lot of talk about TV, wasn't there? Now Microsoft's new console is out and all that TV-centric chatter has died down. But there's a lot of work happening to produce and deliver original shows directly to Xbox users. Microsoft clearly wants Xbox Live to become the next Netflix.

You'll have to sit through some jargony blather but this Bloomberg News interview with Nancy Tellem — the woman in charge of Xbox's entertainment division — does offer some details on the TV deals the company's working on. It sounds like the Steven Spielberg-helmed Halo projectis still a long ways off and that they'd be open to the possibility of shows tied into Fable, Gears of War or Forza.

Microsoft's got huge ambitions on making their game hardware a viable place for watching TV. And it sounds like they're going to be spending a lot of time and resources on creating their own shows, which you will watch on other Microsoft devices but in other places as well.


    Microsoft clearly wants Xbox Live to become the next Netflix.

    Come on now, that seems like a bit of a stretch. I think they want to be the most used device for netflix.

      Not really.
      If you wanted it to be used for Netflix you wouldn't bother trying to create a similar service as Microsoft is.

      And how is it a stretch? We are talking about a company who loves finding an already dominated market and then trying to get a piece of the pie crumbs left behind. The Zune, Bing, The Surface.

        Ain't nothing wrong with surface, you show me a tablet in the Australian market that runs Skyrim...

    and just like WiiTv, i bet it will never see the light of day in Australia

      Who cares what Internet TV thing comes to Australia. If Netflix worked in aus it would be a waste because our Internet is so Crap. Imagine the peak times, which are already shocking, then add a massive amount of Internet streaming....... hahaha makes me laugh

    Anyone able to tell me what the upside of plugging Foxtel into the Xb1 console is ?

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