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Facebook takes on YouTube with its new 'Watch' video streaming service

The platform would be open to any show creator as a place to distribute video, Facebook said

Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Facebook Inc on Wednesday made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women's basketball to a safari show and a parenting program. The redesigned product, called "Watch," will be available initially to a limited group in the United States on Facebook's mobile app, website and television apps, the company said. The world's largest social network added a video tab last year, and it has been dropping hints for months that it wanted to become a source of original ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 10:17 IST
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