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Facebook to demote videos to encourage ‘meaningful interactions’

Facebook is changing its news feed to focus more on “personal connections” in a move that will de-prioritise posts from businesses, brands and media. Announcing the decision in a post on the social network, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook has always put friends and family at the core of the experience, but that […]

Opinion: TV content – where’s the innovation?

Megan Goodwin, joint managing director of digital consultancy Interactive Rights Management, argues TV companies are running scared of innovation in both production and progamme making, and wonders where the real disruptors are coming from. It’s no secret that the TV marketplace is going through major upheaval at the moment. As Ofcom found in its Communications Market […]

Facebook wants focus on communities, not consumption

Facebook has again emphasised its video ambitions, but said its aim is to foster communities around content rather than encourage “passive consumption”. Speaking on the company’s third quarter earnings call, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) predicted that over the next three years “the biggest trend in our products will be the growth of video”. He […]

Scripps to develop shows for Facebook Watch

Scripps Networks Interactive’s digital production division is set to develop lifestyle shows for Facebook’s recently unveiled Watch platform. Scripps Lifestyle Studios will produce shows inspired by popular Food Network, HGTV, and Travel Channel content, as well as shows created exclusively for Facebook. These will appear on Facebook Watch as well as through individual show pages, […]

Facebook launches Watch video platform

Facebook has launched a new platform for episodic programmes, as it makes a bigger push into original video and attempts to lure content creators to the site. Facebook said it intends Watch to be a platform for creators and publishers to “find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work”. […]