The first original television-style programming for the Xbox is expected to launch early in 2014, according to Xbox Entertainment Studios president Nancy Tellem in an interview with Variety.

“We're hoping we will be able to put something up in the first quarter, at minimum second quarter.” Tellem said, though did not specify which programs would be premiering first.

During the Xbox One's reveal earlier this year, Microsoft said it would have original content available for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Athough the only programs announced thus far are a Halo show produced by epic Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, as well as the upcoming Quantum Break show that is a tie-in to the Xbox One game. Also reported is a World-Cup-themed soccer show called Every Street United. Check out the video below for Spielberg's comments on the Halo series from his secret moon-base.

Tellem is a former CBS TV executive hired back in 2012 to head up Xbox Entertainment Studios. Adding to the talent last week Xbox Entertainment hired Ari Mark who was the director of development for original unscripted programming at AMC, a network known for such hit original content as Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.

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[Via Variety]