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Facebook takes on YouTube with Watch, its new episodic video service

We’ve been hearing for months about Facebook’s plans to ramp up its video offerings, and today it’s launched a new service that could help the company steal YouTube and Netflix’s lunch. It’s called Watch, and it comes in the form of a video tab in Facebook’s mobile, desktop and TV apps that surfaces channels (called Shows) with live or recorded episodic content that follows a consistent theme. What can you expect to see on Watch? Facebook’s currently opened up the platform to a limited pool of content creators, so you’ll first be able to catch shows like Nas Daily, which… …read more

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