Report: Microsoft negotiating with Showtime for Halo series
Microsoft is "deep in negotiations" to bring its live-action, Steven Spielberg-produced Halo series to Showtime, according to Variety. The report states that Microsoft and Showtime are "close to a deal" with showrunners on an agreement that is said to involve episodes appearing on SHOWTIME BEFORE they air on the Xbox platform.
The Halo series is among content plans for Xbox Entertainment Studios, an initiative that president Nancy Tellem says is focused on making "premium television experiences." If you'd prefer that they work with a different Microsoft license, know that the Gears of War, Fable and Forza series are being considered for future projects.
For those of you saying TV adds value. It inherently doesn't. When one of the biggest shows may already be available on ANOTHER network already and before Xbox Live nonetheless.
If the deal closes the show will be readily available for TV subscribers with showtime anywhere, available on PC, Ipad, and the kindle and any android based system ( Considering normal release schedules for content via the Showtime Anywhere App)
How is value added when the content is available elsewhere? When I can literally watch it anywhere else and watch it before the Xbox one series debut.
Now this isn't final anything can happen, but remind me how does this help the Xbox one?
All that needs to be said any value (which inherently isn't there to begin with) once it hits netflix or AOD *Cough* Forward Unto Dawn *Cough* this push for original TV is redundant and pointless ( On both fronts Sony and Microsofts, I mention MS because they're making the bigger push right now)
MS will make a ton of money no doubt barring the shows are good. But no value is gained or lost.