In recent months, reports surfaced that Facebook is planning on bringing scripted television shows to enter streaming market. Now, a latest report from Wall Street Journal has revealed that Facebook recently started talks with Hollywood based studios to bring original scripted television shows by late summer.
While the content of the programming isn’t known, the television shows is most likely to be reality based competitions rather than television grade ones. While Facebook haven’t commented on the specifics, the company’s vice-president of media partnerships, Nick Grudin revealed to Wall Street Journal, “We’re supporting a small group of partners and creators as they experiment with the kinds of shows you can build a community around – from sports to comedy to reality to gaming. We’re focused on episodic shows and helping all our partners understand what works across different verticals and topics.”
While there is no official words on when we might see Facebook’s scripted television shows, reports have suggested that we might get a glimpse of the scripted television by the end of summer. However, these reports are not surprising given that earlier last June, the company hired CollegeHumour founder Ricky Van Veen as head of global creative strategy. Recently, Facebook launched its own video creation app to help content creators to produce better content for the network. While we will have to wait to find out more about the company’s effort in the area, we should receive more news in the coming weeks regarding its scripted television program.
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