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Facebook Watch unveils Europe programming slate

Facebook Watch released a raft of shows today (Oct. 15) headed to the platform from partners in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The content is part of Facebook’s initiative ...
October 15, 2019

Facebook Watch released a raft of shows today (Oct. 15) headed to the platform from partners in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

The content is part of Facebook’s initiative that pairs digital publishers with creators and public figures to produce exclusive short form content for its video platform. A total of 27 series are headed to Facebook Watch.

In the UK, Facebook partnered with Tastemade, LADbible and COPA90.

From Tastemade, the dating-meets-cooking format Date Fails sees host Conor Maynard help individuals find love through food (4 x 6 minutes).

Competitive reality series Custom with Graffiti Kings (6 x 10 minutes) from LADbible sees graffiti artists go head to head in customizing a different item per show.

Meanwhile, the social media network partnered with German creators Brainpool and Burda on shows such as Fake Date with Joyce Ilg, a weekly 4-minute prank series, and the advice series No Drama, Mama with Monica Ivancan, Isabell Horn and Natascha Ochsenknecht.

Titles from France-based partner Brut include: Guillaume En Campagne with Guillaume Canert, a weekly 4-minute series that follows the actor around France, and In Da Club with Fary and Panayotis, a weekly 4-minute series about the opening of a comedy club in Paris.

Facebook Watch partnered with Ciaopeople in Italy for a number of shows, including: 20900 with Camihawke and Alice Venturi, a weekly 4-minute series in which the duo come to terms with life in their 30s; and Founder with Marco Montemagno, which takes “audiences on a tour of the past.”

Lastly, in Spain, creator 2btube brings the weekly 4-minute cooking competition series Menú a 20 with La Pelo and Interceptados (Street Lifeline) with Jorge Cremades, a weekly 4-minute competitive prank-calling series, to name a few.

 

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Jillian Morgan is a staff writer at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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