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Channel 4 exec joins Microsoft, will create "amazing" Xbox One content

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Microsoft Soho has a new business manager, it has been revealed.

Former Channel 4 exec Jen Topping has been named business manager at Microsoft Soho, the dev behind Kinect Sesame Street.

First image of the Xbox One

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The Xbox One's Kinect.



"I've had a great time at Channel 4 working across lots of different projects, and have learned a huge amount about how technology is changing the way audiences watch and engage with TV programmes," Topping said in a statement on Develop.

"This is such an exciting time to be joining Microsoft with the launch of Xbox One as the new generation all-in-one home entertainment system.

"I'm looking forward to being part of the team building amazing TV content experiences for Xbox's millions of users."

During her time with Channel 4, Topping worked on the launch of the company's new website, the 4oD service and more.

Topping's arrival at Microsoft furthers the company's commitment to TV services on Xbox One.

Microsoft executives reportedly met with a number of Hollywood studios as part of the company's plan to provide over 40 entertainment apps for its upcoming console.

Xbox One TV will only be available in the US when the console launches this year.

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