Xbox users have been able to stream content from providers such as
Xbox is partnering with JASH, the online comedy network founded by Silverman,
Also in the pipeline are two projects based on the "Halo" games, including a series from executive producer
Xbox is also committed to a six-part documentary series, "Signal to Noise," that will tell "little-known stories of how modern technology has radically altered the way we interact with our world." The first installment, "Atari: Game Over," will investigate an urban legend tied to the 1983 "E.T." Atari game. It will premiere sometime later this year. Debuting in June is "Every Street United," an unscripted series about street soccer.
In addition, Xbox Originals will provide coverage of live events, starting June 13 with a simulcast of the 13th
While network late night TV remains an exclusively male space, alternative platforms appear to be more open to funny women. The Silverman news comes amid reports that Chelsea Handler is close to a deal with Netflix to bring her raunchy brand of comedy to the streaming service. Her contract with the NBCUniversal-owned network expires at the end of the year and she has made it clear she is not interested in returning.