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Microsoft set to release original TV shows for Xbox One in June

Published on Apr 29, 2014 4:31 AM
 
Microsoft Xbox One console. Microsoft in June will begin airing original television shows on Xbox consoles as it continues a quest to anchor the boxes at the heart of home entertainment. -- FILE PHOTO: MICROSOFT

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Microsoft in June will begin airing original television shows on Xbox consoles as it continues a quest to anchor the boxes at the heart of home entertainment.

Xbox Originals programs ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries and live events will air with interactive features taking advantage of video game console capabilities, according to Microsoft.

"Microsoft has a long and rich legacy in the content business," executive vice president of Xbox Entertainment Studios Jordan Levin said in a release.

"Games have been part of our DNA for at least the last 15 years, and creating original TV content is a logical next step in our evolution."

 
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