Facebook Watch has signed video partnerships with France’s Le Monde, Germany’s Axel Springer and Sweden’s Expressen, among other news outlets, to deliver original content and continue building a globally diverse slate.
“The internet has fundamentally changed how news publishers reach their audiences. We know that shows by established publishers resonate with people on Watch,” Jesper Doub, director of news partnerships for the EMEA region, said in a statement Thursday.
Among the German shows set to bow on Facebook Watch is “Bild Daily” from Axel Springer, the publisher of bestselling Berlin tabloid “Bild.” The other shows in Germany are “Life Hacks,” “NewsStories” and “Claudia Saves the World” from Burda, plus “Superluminar – Das Social Wissensformat” and three other shows from G+J.
In France, Facebook Watch will feature “Brut,” the mobile-native breaking news show, “Plan B” from national daily newspaper Le Monde; and “Bonsoir Bruce” from BFMTV. From Sweden, the service will showcase “Bara Nvheter,” a daily show from Expressen.