Tuesday March 31, 2020

Why Facebook really needs to Watch it

The social media giant covets a piece of the YouTube and Netflix market’s action, but the launch of its new venture hasn’t exactly gone according to plan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
2nd September, 2018

Facebook finally entered the broader world of on demand video last week, with the global rollout of Facebook Watch. Essentially a hybrid of Netflix and YouTube, it’s an effort from the social media platform to get more eyeball time from the trend of cord-cutting, albeit one that’s hedging more than a little.

The worldwide rollout hasn’t exactly been smooth. It was meant to go live everywhere on Wednesday, but leaks saw...

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