Xbox Entertainment Greenlights First Unscripted Series: Global Street Soccer Show

EXCLUSIVE: In the year since former top CBS executive Nancy Tellem joined Microsoft as Entertainment and Digital Media President, the company’s original content unit, Xbox Entertainment Studios, has staffed up and ramped up development. Xbox officially signaled its entrance into the original series arena at the May unveiling of the new Xbox One console, where the company announced a Halo drama series produced by Steven Spielberg. Now, I’ve learned that Xbox Entertainment Studios has greenlighted its first unscripted series, Every Street United, from Mandalay Sports Media, the sports content and media company founded in 2012 by Peter Guber and Mike Tollin. Like Halo, based on the popular video game, the eight-episode Every Street United has a gaming connection albeit not as direct. Sports are big in video games, and soccer is the most popular sport in the world, especially in the run-up to another World Cup, the 2014 championship in Rio de Janeiro. (more…)

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