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One to One: A year of Facebook Watch

TBI’s ‘One to One’, in which industry heavyweights put each other in the hot seat, returns with the powerhouse coupling of Facebook’s Dan Biddle and Barcroft Studios’ Sam Barcroft, who lift the lid on the challenges and opportunities of producing for Facebook Watch. By Manori Ravindran Biddle and Barcroft are no strangers to innovation. They’ve […]

Facebook Watch, HBO series set to debut at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host the premieres of original series from Facebook Watch, USA Network and HBO. The Canadian festival, which takes place in September, has programmed six premieres as part of its TV sidebar ‘Primetime’, which is now in its fifth year. Around 60% of the episodes set to be screened […]

Facebook links with ProSiebenSat.1 for content

Facebook Watch has struck a deal with German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 that will secure a raft of digital-first content for Facebook’s video service. Facebook Watch will work with ProSiebenSat.1 to bring digital content including pre-shows, after-shows, interviews and spin-offs of the German broadcaster’s content to Watch users. Facebook said that the deal would cover content […]

Kin series ‘New Mom, Who Dis?’ to launch on Facebook Watch

Lifestyle multichannel network Kin’s latest series New Mom, Who Dis? is to launch on Facebook Watch.  The series will be fronted by Canadian presenter Jessi Cruickshank, who is a new mother of twin boys, and a popular Instagram star. She previously hosted MTV Canada’s The Hills After Show, CTV’s etalk and CBC’s The Goods and Canada’s Smartest […]

Argonon’s Leopard takes Mormon Love to Facebook Watch

Facebook Watch has picked up Leopard USA’s Mormon Love, a documentary series that looks at teen life in the LDS Mormon community in Utah. Mormon Love reveals what it’s like to date within the LDS Church, following four different stories of young Mormon love. Filmed across the summer, the Facebook community will see the stories of Josie, […]

Facebook looks to “game-ify” content

As the platform roll outs its video offering Watch globally, it is ramping up its search for formats that can “game-ify” content and leverage Facebook’s interactivity across Europe. Manori Ravindran reports. This MIPCOM, it has been exactly one year since Facebook execs such as unscripted head Toby Faulkner first hit the ground in Cannes, courting […]

Facebook signs up for Zig Zag magic show

Facebook Watch has acquired a short-form series from Zig Zag Productions featuring British street magician Troy Von Scheibner (left). 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 […]

Facebook ties with BBC News for weekly show

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 […]

TBI Weekly: Will Facebook Watch make an impact?

This week, there has been a lot of buzz around the global rollout of Facebook Watch, but it has been accompanied by cynicism over the potential of its success. Although Facebook execs were keen to explain how well the service has performed in the US, its beta testing territory, so far many have been quick […]

Facebook rolls out Watch platform 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 […]

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