Microsoft seizes a disruptive moment to stake its claim on television

xboxXbox games consoles will show original programming as well as hits such as Game of Thrones.

Microsoft’s move into original programming pitches it deep into Netflix and Amazon territory in the battle to control the living room. The company has so far publicly revealed a slate of just six shows that will air on its Xbox games console – including a Steven Spielberg-produced TV series based on its hit game franchise Halo, a documentary on former console giant Atari, and a remake of Swedish scifi drama Humans in conjunction with Channel 4.

However, the intention is to build a TV powerhouse.

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