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Facebook announces its own YouTube content with Facebook Watch

Facebook announces its own YouTube content with Facebook Watch

by GPaper StaffAugust 11, 2017
The social network introduces a new platform to watch series, sports and live shows. Are you going for Netflix?

Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, streaming is king right now, the favorite choice to consume content, and these VOD video-on-demand platforms have become the most widely used worldwide. Why? By offering their own content and stand out from the usual offer that most TV channels usually have. Facebook, which has been the most prominent social network of all, is aware of the success of VOD streaming content and has therefore launched its own Facebook Watch platform.

Facebook announces its own YouTube

Plus a YouTube (partial) a Netflix (for now) Watch is a platform composed of what FB have termed ‘shows’, a new type of video on the social network in the form of “episodes recorded or broadcast live to Follow a consistent theme or script, “such as a video-series from any area, a weekly kitchen program, a daily video blog or a set of videos with characters or recurring themes. Let’s finally, as a YouTube only managed by Facebook and can be viewed on any device that works on the network: mobile phones, smart TVs, laptops, tablets, desktop PCs, etc.

Watch is divided into different sections, organized according to the user’s wishes. This way we can look in the Most Commented tab to see which shows are favorites in the community, or ‘What makes people laugh’ to find comedy content, or ‘ What friends are watching’. Watch will have live comedy content, so-called ‘reality TV’, live sporting events whether programs or matches, motivational shows, cooking shows, shows that show normal people doing things for their community, etc.

For creators and influencers

Facebook is clear with Watch: “Our goal for Watch is to be a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, raise a community of passionate fans and earn money for their work.” At the moment Watch is available in a limited way in the United States with a test team of editors and creators who are developing several shows. In a few weeks it will reach the whole country, and from there it will make the leap to the rest of the world.

What do you think of this Facebook project? Will Triumph Watch as a platform and become a partial YouTube clone to Mark Zuckerberg’s Netflix?

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