360 Video Marketplace to get original shows

Xbox Live Video Marketplace is set to receive original video shows from Hollywood producer Peter Safran, according to theNew York Times.

The producer says that the shows will be around ten minutes long, scripted and will be part of a genre that appeals to 14-34 year-old males. (So, like,Halo Jackass?)

Safran is responsible for rubbish big screen flicks Meet the Spartans and Jiminy Glick in Lalawood. Hopefully he'll fare better on Microsoft's digital distribution service than he did in the cinema.

The US is set to get the shows this autumn, but Europe's not likely to see them (if at all) until some time after.

If all that doesn't get you excited, Microsoft promises it's only the beginning of a line of original video content on Xbox Live: "We definitely look at this as the first of many," said Xbox Live marketing man Scott Nocas.

Do enough people use Video Marketplace to warrant decent original content? Surely we're talking sub-public access tripe...?

Courtesy of CVG.

Mar 31, 2008