Facebook unveils Watch, a new platform for discovering new shows

Facebook unveils Watch, a new platform for discovering new shows

Facebook Watch is a new platform launched by the social media giant for shows. The new Facebook Watch platform, on the other hand, aims to provide users with original content that's not found elsewhere. They also mentioned these possible features that are included in Watch; shows that engage fans and community, live shows that connect directly with fans, shows that follow a narrative arc or have a consistent theme and Live events that bring communities together. This is a big leap for the company; their dedication to bringing good videos and content have let them open Video Tab on Facebook a year ago, and now this.

According to Facebook, "Our goal is for Watch to be a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work."

Although licensing talks are ongoing, for now Facebook relies on the pesky copyright safe harbour to avoid liability for all the music being uploaded to its platform without licence, whether in the form of pop promos or music synchronised into other videos.

The new Watch channel replaces the Videos tab that was added to the Facebook mobile app a year ago, and will also be available via the social network's web interface and within its other apps, such as those for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

To help users keep a tap on the shows they follow, there's also a Watchlist so users don't miss out any episodes.

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Facebook has also funded some shows that are examples of community-oriented and episodic video series. According to recent news some contents and videos from Buzzfeed, Tastemade, Conde Nast Entertainment, and even from ATTN are expected to hit Watch.

More tha 30 partners, including A&E, Hearst, and Major League Baseball will be responsible for content generation for Watch. And given that Facebook is closing in on almost two billion monthly users, it could provide publishers with a massive viewing audience.

"We've learned that people like the serendipity of discovering videos in News Feed, but they also want a dedicated place they can go to watch videos", Daniel Danker, Facebook's product director, said in a statement on Wednesday.

The impending success of the Watch can ultimately become another way of income for Facebook; advertisements can be jacked up in the whole new platform and can potentially battle Google on the top spot of revenues in advertisements.

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