Microsoft's Nancy Tellem confirms more original content coming to Xbox Live

Microsoft’s Xbox console has transformed from a gaming machine to an all-out entertainment and media hub in the living room. Over the years we have seen Microsoft debut new content and features for the aging box console such as Xbox Glass and the recently aired inside Minecraft documentary.

It should not come as a surprise that Microsoft is looking to expand the content offerings of the Xbox console and a recent hire, Nancy Tellem, all point to Microsoft’s move into media creation arena.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Nancy Tellem confirmed that Microsoft is planning to develop original Xbox Live content including documentaries, game shows, reality TV shows and much more.  

While we do not know when this content will debut that Tellem is referring too, the Xbox 360 is already capable of delivering this content but we suspect its true value may not be shown until the next generation Xbox is revealed.

For Microsoft, by providing original content, it will help to set to the tone that the Xbox is far more than a gaming platform. Microsoft will be able to use this content to entice non-gamers to purchase the hardware to gain access to the media content.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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bdsams said,
It's coming, along with your Vista Ultimate Extras

And your Windows XP "More themes online".

Previously, I said requirement for Xbox live gold is needed because it's an added bonus where mainly gold members used it for multiplay. However, if this is where Xbox is headed to as far as media consumption, then it need to get that gold requirement out of it.

Why would MS do they? They rake in the profit from charging people excessively for insulting online access.

minster11 said,
Previously, I said requirement for Xbox live gold is needed because it's an added bonus where mainly gold members used it for multiplay. However, if this is where Xbox is headed to as far as media consumption, then it need to get that gold requirement out of it.

How do you think this TV content will be funded?

dagamer34 said,

How do you think this TV content will be funded?


They have to offer something of worth and that includes beating whatever your cable/satellite provider, streaming services offer and so far all MS has done is put free or already paid for services behind a pay wall.

If this XBL starts offering programs etc. for the Gold fee and stops requiring it for the rest of the platform, great but otherwise roll over and die Microsoft.

dagamer34 said,

How do you think this TV content will be funded?

Xbox gold should be charged based upon online multiplay, otherwise for the non multiplayer should stay silver.