Facebook takes on TV and YouTube with revamped video offering

The new feature, Watch, lets users discover videos from outside their feed more easily, and will also dabble in original contentFacebook has revamped its video offering, creating a new, TV-like rival to YouTube and dabbling in original content in a bid to get people to spend even more time on the social network.The Facebook feature, dubbed Watch, will let users discover videos from outside of their feed more easily, create watchlists, and have an easier way to follow shows created by artists, brands and publishers. Related: Facebook says all I want is babies and caviar. What else does it think it knows about me? Related: How Facebook groups bring people closer together – neo-Nazis included Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook trumpets video growth as it prepares to take on YouTube

With 1bn views a day, the social network says that its users are now seeing nearly four times more videos in their news feeds than a year agoYouTube may be the king of online video with more than one billion monthly viewers, but Facebook is aiming to knock Google’s service off its perch in... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook's new offer to advertisers: Safe videos at lower prices

Facebook is giving brands assurances that their commercials will only run in a thoroughly vetted video environment as part of a new program that focuses on premium content. The new ad offering is also coming down in price since Facebook first started testing the program earlier this... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘That’s YouTube’: Facebook opens Watch to all videos from publishers, creators

Facebook is adding a new feed to Watch that intersperses one-off videos from the Facebook pages people follow among episodic original shows. The post ‘That’s YouTube’: Facebook opens Watch to all videos from publishers, creators appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Magazine publishers with video ambitions see YouTube as safer bet than Facebook

Fast Company and The Atlantic are among other smaller video publishers that are prioritizing YouTube. The post Magazine publishers with video ambitions see YouTube as safer bet than Facebook appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is testing ways to compensate video creators so it can cut into YouTube’s dominance

If you’re a die-hard fan of a Facebook video creator, the social network may soon give you a way to pay for exclusive content and award you with a digital badge to declare your fandom. Those are some of the new ideas Facebook is introducing in the coming months to test ways to build up its... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Video Play, Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions for Music Rights

Facebook is offering major record labels and music publishers hundreds of millions of dollars so the users of its social network can legally include songs in videos they upload, according to people familiar with the matter.The posting and viewing of video on Facebook has exploded in recent... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Reveals 'Watch,' Its YouTube Competitor and TV Clone

Facebook announced Wednesday that it has invented, well, television.The social network finally revealed the details behind a new video hub that it had been developing for months. It has been in talks with publishers and networks to deliver new shows and a revamped video section to host the... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Look out, YouTube and Facebook: Amazon’s coming for video publishers

Amazon has paid out "tens of millions" of dollars to video publishers self-distributing on Amazon Prime -- and that's just one way to make money through Amazon. The post Look out, YouTube and Facebook: Amazon’s coming for video publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digiday Research: YouTube and Facebook are where the action is in video

At the Digiday Video Anywhere Summit, video publishers assess the challenges and opportunities in video. The post Digiday Research: YouTube and Facebook are where the action is in video appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers’ candid thoughts on video: ‘Facebook is taking a cut of what used to be ours’

At the Digiday Video Anywhere Summit, video publishers spoke honestly about the challenges in platform publishing, measurement and making money. The post Publishers’ candid thoughts on video: ‘Facebook is taking a cut of what used to be ours’ appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook wants longer videos, but takes away key view metric

Facebook has replaced a key metric it made available on Facebook Insights, which allows publishers and other page owners to track video performance on the platform. The post Facebook wants longer videos, but takes away key view metric appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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YouTube and Facebook leave video platform pretenders in the dust

Verizon and Comcast are not the first to try and build streaming video platforms for the best short-form web content -- AOL and Yahoo have already failed at it. Unlike digital publishers that dip their toes into video, these companies are willing to spend serious money on content. But money... Continue reading at Digiday

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How marketers are distributing 360-degree videos beyond YouTube and Facebook

In order to extend the reach of their VR content, brands like Google and Jack-In-The-Box are testing an approach of serving teaser content on a major publisher that directs viewers to their 360-degree video experience. And Agency Arnold Worldwide has been testing out the organic reach of new... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Another Swipe at Google, Facebook's Mobile Ad Network Gets Into Desktop, Offers More Video Ads

Video has become the content and advertising format of the year, with publishers, advertisers and social platforms all publicly pronouncing its importance.Facebook, of course, has become one of video's most vocal cheerleaders. It's rolled out a number of video products, for both advertisers and... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Watch out, YouTube: Facebook’s new video section has publishers excited

Facebook is rolling out a bunch of new live video features, including a video section that will prioritize live content above on-demand videos. Publishers like Business Insider and The Washington Post expect the new features to grow viewership on the platform. And with a dedicated section, clear... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TV-quality live videos are coming to Facebook

Facebook has developed a technology that will allow publishers to broadcast TV-quality live video on the platform, according to sources. Whereas before Facebook live video only required a smartphone or tablet to record content, now top publishers like TV networks will be able to stream content... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook moves further into YouTube’s turf with new mobile videos tab

Facebook said today its replacing the useless Messenger section with a Videos tab on its mobile app. The stream, dedicated to YouTube's bread-and-butter, will serve videos from friends, publishers, pages the user likes and ads. Facebook also confirmed its testing a floating video box, a new... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2015-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Video Ads 'Significantly' Better Than YouTube's: Report

While Facebook's video ad service is still in its infancy -- about 18 months old -- it's already prefered by marketers over YouTube, according to a recent study published by RBC Capital Markets in partnership with Ad Age.Of the 1,000 advertising professionals surveyed, about 11% felt Facebook... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2015-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Star Wars' takes center stage in Facebook's 360-degree video rollout

Facebook has added 360-degree videos to its news feed, an immersive feature the Menlo Park-based social media platform said will capitalize on a growing number of video publishers using the format. And to pique the interest of users, The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Lucasfilm have published... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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