After Facebook began to notify users about their decision to do away with the ‘Trending’ Section on the News Feed, the company is instead taking their commitment towards showing Breaking News a bit more seriously with Funded News Shows on Facebook Watch.
As you may remember, Facebook Watch is the social media giant’s ambitious attempt at introducing snackable video entertainment on their platform. Now, with Funded News Shows on Facebook Watch, the social network is making good on their promise towards solidifying a strong ‘commitment to the community’ by tying up with reputed global news publishers.
ABC News, CNN, Fox News, ATTN:, Advance Local, Mic and Univision are going to work with Facebook, experimenting with different formats of dissemination such as daily briefings, weekly deep dives and live breaking news coverage.
The Funded News Shows on Facebook Watch will debut ‘later this summer’ says the social network in a blog post, where Facebook states they shall be working closely with the publishers to develop the best possible formats while relinquishing the creative control in the hands of the publishers.
“This first lineup of funded shows includes news publishers from broadcast to digital native, national and local…and will be hosted by award-winning journalists and some new faces.” writes Campbell Brown, Head of Global News, Partnerships.
Below is a list of the Funded News Shows on Facebook Watch from each of the aforementioned publishers.
ABC News’ “On Location.
Advance Local’s “Chasing Corruption”
ATTN:’s “Undivided ATTN:”
CNN’s “Anderson Cooper Full Circle”
Mic’s “Mic Dispatch”
Univision’s “Real America with Jorge Ramos”
Facebook offered a ‘sneak-peek of what to expect from the shows when they arrive with this video.
Stay up to date with news on Facebook Watch. Introducing new shows with breaking news, daily briefings, quality coverage and much more coming Summer 2018.
Posted by Facebook Watch on Wednesday, 6 June 2018
“We think that this is a great opportunity to test a viewing destination for high-quality news content within Watch and are excited about the possibilities here with the broader ecosystem of news publishers,” Campbell Brown signs off.