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NFL, Facebook announce programming partnership

The National Football League (NFL) announced that it has signed a multiyear deal with Facebook to deliver globally on the social network NFL Game Recaps and official highlights from all 256 regular season games as well as the playoffs and Super Bowl.  In addition, NFL Media, the League’s owned and operated media division, will distribute [...]

Facebook to spend up to USD 1 billion on original TV content

According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook could spend next year as much as USD 1 billion on original content for its new video platform Watch, according to people familiar with matter. The figure, could fluctuate based on the success of Facebooks programming, said the report. A few weeks ago, the US newspaper also reported [...]

Discovery to create shows for Facebook’s new video platform

Discovery Communications will develop premium mid-form shows for Watch,  the new platform for shows on Facebook. The media company announced that it will produce shows both inspired by leading Discovery Communications properties and created exclusively for Facebook. The first show of this agreement, Animal Planets Celebrity Animal Encounters is available from this week. In addition, [...]

Facebook launches new platform for original TV shows

Facebook officially announced the launch of Watch, a new video platform featuring original TV shows. The company said that it is initially available to a limited group of people in the U.S and is planning to extend the access to more people soon. Watch is offered as a new tab. Shows are made up of [...]

Discovery launches new digital series

Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA / USH) announced the launch of “Fanáticos del asombro”, a new digital series that will be exclusively available on the Facebook page and the YouTube channel of Discovery every Tuesday, starting August 8. For this project, Discovery partnered with the renowned Venezuelan producer and presenter Jason Silva and with [...]

Facebook to launch first original TV shows in August

Facebook will debut its first original TV shows in mid-August, according to a Bloomberg report, citing people familiar with the matter. The new TV service was originally expected to be released in June. Facebook will initially launch short-form, inexpensive programs. Bloomberg said the social network has been asking its partners to turn in the first [...]

Facebook adds 4K support to 360-degree videos

Facebook announced in a blog post that it has upgraded its Facebook Live platform with new support for 4K resolution for Live 360 streams. According to the company, for the first time viewers will soon be able to enjoy Live 360 videos streamed at 4K in VR. Live 360 broadcasts will available to watch in [...]

Facebook orders two new original series

Facebook continues to invest on its new video programming. Now, the social network has greenlighted two new original series, Deadline reported.  The first one, Returning the Favor features Mike Rowe (Somebodys Gotta Do It) as he travels the country searching for people who put their community over themselves and shines a spotlight on their contributions. [...]

Facebook orders its first original series

Facebook has closed a deal for reality competition series Last State Standing from American Ninja Warrior producers A. Smith & Co, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new series will feature 50 contestants one from every state in the U.S. competing in games for a chance to win a USD 500,000 cash prize. [...]

Univision Deportes to launch soccer channel on Facebook

UnivisionDeportes.com announced a partnership with Juanfutbol, the brand for millennial sports fans in Mexico, to launch Univisions social-first soccer channel, which will live on Facebook. This new initiative will be designed for bilingual, bicultural Hispanic millennials and it will focus on creating socially-native content for soccer fans, in English. According to a press release, Juanfutbol [...]