The social networking giant is making a big push into television.
Facebook is set to release a line-up of television-style shows on June, 2017. The company will roll out two dozen show: short video 5-10 minutes in length and others more traditional TV entertainment.
Facebook’s decision to launch the new feature is just the latest in a trend for technology companies looking to introduce original content in the hopes of controlling the platform and the content streaming on the platform.
After Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, the world’s largest social network will present another way to watch movies while chatting with your friends and family.
According to a recent report by Business Insider:
“The social network had been looking for shows in two distinct tiers: a marquee tier for a few longer, big-budget shows that would feel at home on TV, and a lower tier for shorter, less expensive shows of about five to 10 minutes that would refresh every 24 hours.
The new video initiative means Facebook would play a much more hands-on role in controlling the content that appears on its social network with nearly 2 billion members — and it comes as companies like Amazon, YouTube, and Snap are locked in an arms race to secure premium video programming.”