Topic: nancy tellem

Despite Promises to Advertisers, Microsoft Disbands Xbox TV Studio

But Halo project is still in the works

Microsoft's digital TV strategy is toast, with its Los Angeles studio closing during this massive round of layoffs. Microsoft confirmed today that Xbox Entertainment Studios is shutting down, potentially undermining…

Did Machinima Just Get Shafted?

Spielberg project is either vindication, or reminder of the pecking order

Microsoft announced last week that it plans to collaborate with Steven Spielberg on an original, live-action series based on the massively popular game Halo. The deal is part of the…

Original Series Help Netflix Turn a Tidy Profit

Proliferation of homegrown content is moving the needle for streaming services

Following its first foray into original programming, Netflix put up first-quarter numbers that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations. Thanks in part to the success of its $100 million David Fincher potboiler,…

Xbox Aims to Bow First Original Series Within the Year

Studio head Nancy Tellem talks content in first public interview

Online video has yet to create premium content. YouTube, Netflix, Hulu have all tried, but none has achieved the mass appeal and big-budget scale of a CBS. Last year Microsoft…

Xbox Lands Top Programming Exec

Former CBS Entertainment chief Nancy Tellem to oversee new Microsoft studio

The Xbox is more popular as an entertainment device than gaming console, and is looking to take its ballooning TV footprint to another level. Late Tuesday the company announced its hiring of…