Los Angeles-based media company ATTN: is launching a series starring former vice president Joe Biden to air on Instagram’s long-form vertical video app IGTV.
Here’s the Deal is a 10-episode series hosted by Biden (pictured, left), in which the 47th vice president of the U.S. covers a wide range of political issues facing the country.
The series premieres Sept. 12, 2018 and will air weekly thereafter. After an exclusive 24-hour window on IGTV, ATTN: will make episodes available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube each week.
ATTN: is producing Here’s the Deal in-house, with the company’s co-founder Matthew Segal serving as executive producer.
“It’s great to reach voters on traditional outlets, but we also talked [with Biden] about the importance of creating native programming for mobile-first, and then decided that we would experiment and be an early adopter of IGTV, as a great new platform to reach people and to break down some of the policy issues that will be relevant to the midterm elections and beyond,” Segal tells realscreen.
Adding that an increasing number of content viewers is migrating to social media platforms, Segal added: “We’re interested in growing and learning with that particular consumer… and reach, hopefully, millions of people on those platforms, which is a more general audience, but also an audience that’s not necessarily watching Meet the Press all the time.”
— ATTN: (@attn) September 10, 2018
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