Facebook Is Looking to Create Its Own Television Shows

Facebook Is Looking to Create Its Own Television Shows
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Following the success of streaming websites, the social media giant aims to create its own original programming

Mario Valdivieso
  • 6 june 2017

The crown of original programming on television is no longer held by your standard or even premium cable channels anymore. It now belongs to the various streaming sites online. Netflix, HuluAmazon and the like have grown their audience in record numbers recently by creating groundbreaking television shows. Facebook is hoping to follow in their footsteps by making it own brand of original TV shows.

By mid-June, Facebook is aiming to create professionally produced television shows. The company wants to do short-form shows consisting of five to 10 minutes and also long-form. Considering the company has garnered success with many of their new video features, it  wants to utilize them to put out their own content.

In order to acquire shows that are at the same caliber as some of its competitors, Facebook has been recruiting more people in the entertainment industry. It hopes to develop their programming to a point where they will air prestige shows such as “House of Cards” or “Orange is the New Black”.

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The crown of original programming on television is no longer held by your standard or even premium cable channels anymore. It now belongs to the various streaming sites online. Netflix, HuluAmazon and the like have grown their audience in record numbers recently by creating groundbreaking television shows. Facebook is hoping to follow in their footsteps by making it own brand of original TV shows.

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