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Viacom teams with Facebook for MTV Stax

Viacom International Media Networks’s (VIMN) MTV has teamed up with Facebook in the UK to launch a live and interactive quiz game show on Facebook Watch called MTV Stax. The agreement means that MTV will be one of the first UK partners to utilise Facebook Watch’s new game show functionality, which it developed as part […]

Facebook expects Watch to become ‘more mainstream’ in 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he expects the Watch video platform to become “more mainstream” in 2019, adding that building new experiences is one of the company’s four priorities for the year ahead. Speaking on Facebook’s fourth quarter and full year 2018 results call, Zuckerberg said that 400 million people use Watch every month and […]

Facebook Watch claims 400m monthly viewers, outlines plans for 2019

Facebook Watch now has more than 400 million people a month and 75 million people per day watching at least one minute of content on the video platform, according to vice-president of video, Fidji Simo. The Facebook exec announced the stats in a blog post that detailed the company’s video plans for the coming year, revealing that […]

Facebook ‘in talks with TV networks’ about distribution via its apps

Facebook is in talks with premium pay TV networks to distribute their services via its own apps, according to a report by US news site Recode. According to the report, Facebook is in talks with pay TV providers including HBO, Showtime and Starz to sell their services on its app, with viewers accessing the services […]

Facebook sees video growth but admits it is still ‘well behind YouTube’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is seeing video expand dramatically across its ecosystem, but admitted that while its dedicated Watch service is growing quickly it is still “well behind YouTube”.    Speaking on the company’s third quarter earnings call, Zuckerberg reiterated that video is one of Facebook’s key priorities for its core app along […]

Facebook Watch strikes content deal with MTV Studios

Facebook is to launch three international show formats on its Watch platform, including The Real World via a partnership with MTV Studios. Speaking at MIPCOM, Facebook’s head of content planning and strategy, Matthew Henick, and head of video products, Paresh Rajwat, revealed a slate of new international titles coming to the platform. The Real World will be a […]

Facebook signs up for Zig Zag magic show

Facebook Watch has commissioned Zig Zag Productions for a short-form series featuring British street magician Troy Von Scheibner. Troy The Magician (5 x 6 minutes) includes unseen footage and clips of the South London magician’s close-up magic and stunts in London and New York. The performer became well known following Channel 4’s six-part programme Troy, […]

BBC News to launch weekly show on Facebook Watch

BBC News is launching a weekly news programme on Facebook Watch. Set to launch later this year, Cut Through The Noise will be the social media platform’s first funded non-US news programme. It is to focus on a different issue each week and will be set in BBC News’ Washington bureau or elsewhere in the […]

Facebook rolls out Watch globally

Facebook is to roll out its Watch service globally, one year after the service was launched in the US. The service will immediately be available to all publishers and content creators, who can now publish content worldwide. Facebook’s global rollout will also include a new feature: the platform’s Ad Breaks program will be stretched to […]

TDG: 50% of Facebook users have never heard of Facebook Watch

Half of adult Facebook users have never heard of its free Watch video service, according to research by US-based The Diffusion Group. The survey of 1,632 adult Facebook users claimed that Facebook Watch “continues to face significant challenges regarding feature awareness and use.” The research found that 50% of the polled Facebook users had never […]

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