Social Networking Site Facebook launched “Facebook Watch“: its Video-on-Demand Services on August 29. It has been rolled out globally for the users. The services have been rolled out for the people to discover interesting videos and interact with friends and creators. Its Video-on-Demand Services has been touted as video-sharing giant YouTube’s rival.
Facebook Watch: A rival for YouTube?
The roll-out of Watch comes as Facebook is developing a talent show feature for its app, which would allow users to pick a pop song and submit a recording for review.
Launched in the US in 2017, it was only available to the people in the US. But from this week, it will be available in all markets around the world. The service enables users to enjoy videos from various genres, including entertainment, games, and news in their customized “Watch Feed” that conveys a gathering of recent videos from the pages they follow.
“We’re building new video experiences that put people at the center, giving them the ability to shape the direction of the content. Over time you’ll be able to find new video experiences in your Watch feed, like Watch Parties, Premieres and videos focused on audience participation,” Fidji Simo, Head of Video, Facebook, said in a statement.
A Platform for Shows
Watch is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work. It provides wide variety of Shows such as:
- Shows that engage fans and community
- Live shows that connect directly with fans
- Shows that follow a narrative arc or have a consistent theme
- Live events that bring communities together
Notwithstanding, the Ad break benefit — which enables publishers to embed commercials into their videos — may be made accessible in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, as per Variety, and in addition in the U.S., where it has been accessible to a few publishers for as far back as a year. Another 20 or more nations crosswise over Latin America, Europe, and Asia will be added to the blend throughout the following couple of weeks.
“We’re excited to bring Watch to everyone around the world, and invite you to join in the action in our new video destination,” Simo added.
“Facebook Watch” is available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Oculus TV.
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