Xbox co-funds first UK TV drama


Channel 4 has struck a deal with Microsoft’s Xbox to remake Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans, the first time games a console maker has partnered with a UK broadcaster to co-fund a major series.

The deal is the latest sign of the digital shift in how TV shows are funded and watched, with Channel 4 to air the drama exclusively in the UK in 2015 at the same time as Microsoft makes the show available to Xbox owners across North America.

The eight part drama series, called Humans, will be produced by Kudos, maker of The Hour, Broadchurch and The Tunnel.

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