We have so many ways to watch video’s nowadays it is getting hard to keep up, but now the social media giant Facebook has created a program called ‘Watch’.
According to Advertising Age, the new video service called ‘Watch’ will appear as a tab in both the Facebook mobile app and the desktop version. The videos that will appear on this service are called ‘shows’ and will feature content from sites such as Mashable and National Geographic. These ‘shows’ will be episodic and have advertisements featured in them.
Advertising Age also stated that Facebook wants ‘Watch’ to be a “platform for creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans and earn money for their work.” This platform would rival video services such as Youtube or Dailymotion.
I think that it’s going to take Facebook a while to be as popular as Youtube is, and I think as consumers we are not really looking for another video platform.
Do you think this is a good idea? Do you think it will succeed or flop?
Let me know in the comments what you think!