According to the report, both affordable short-form entertainment and higher-budget shows are being developed for Facebook's TV initiative, with partners being asked to submit their completed pilots now.
Facebook Inc's version of television is coming online in mid-August after several false starts, according to people familiar with the matter.
Back in June, we came across reports suggesting that Facebook is in talks with the Hollywood studios regarding producing TV shows.
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CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook investors during the company's Q1 earnings call that it was looking to develop "some anchor content" for Facebook's new video tab, which it introduced in April. Some of the TV partners that own these shows include BuzzFeed, Vox Media and Group Nine Media. Facebook will eventually launch original shows of up to 30 minutes that will be exclusively funded and owned by itself. It is said that in the future, Facebook's TV content will be 20 to 30-minute shows that are owned exclusively by the company. However, we could see some further delays, the report said. It will feature a mix of user generated and original content.
The new programs will be displayed outside of a user's default news feed in a new section dedicated to video.
A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment.
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