Facebook wants to get people to actually watch Watch.
So the company is turning to a crop of media companies that it’s recently had a rocky relationship with for help: news organisations.
After months of speculation, Facebook is formally rolling out a dedicated news tab within its Watch video section featuring shows created by a handful of top media companies like CNN, Fox News, ABC News and Univision.
To read more about Facebook’s new Watch section, click here.
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