Facebook Launches ‘Watch’ Video Guide and Shows Across U.S.: Will Viewers Tune In?

With the Watch push, Facebook is certainly trying to vie with YouTube as a home for longer-form video. And Facebook is hoping to grab a bigger chunk of money from advertisers’ TV budgets, by steering users toward content with more 15-second ad-break opportunities. It’s worth noting that in addition to smartphones and desktops, Watch is available on several connected-TV platforms: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TV. – Todd Spangler, Variety http://ift.tt/2elwSAU