Facebook will launch its first slate of funded news shows on Monday, July 16, the social media platform said Wednesday in a blog post on its site.
The first lineup includes shows from ABC News, Advance Local, ATTN:, CNN, Fox News, Mic, Quartz, and Univision as well as new additions from the ABC Owned Stations, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, McClatchy, NowThis and Tegna.
Here is Facebook’s description of each of the programs coming to Facebook Watch next week:
ABC Owned Stations’ More in Common is a weekly series that will showcase the bridges being built between people of various races, religions, genders and backgrounds in cities and towns across America. The series is part of “Localish,” a national digital-first media brand that brings out the good in America’s cities, launching on ABC platforms this fall.
Bloomberg’s At What Cost?: is a weekly series that takes the week’s biggest headlines and explains how they will impact you, your finances and your future. Airwaves and newsfeeds can overflow with business news that may seem remote and irrelevant — a central bank decision, trade talks, earnings results. But nothing changes the fortunes of humanity more than economic opportunity. That opportunity is shaped on the business playing field every minute of every day by governments, industries, companies and individuals who engage in the cutthroat competition, destructive innovation, good deeds and bad.
BuzzFeed News’ Profile is a new, weekly interview show hosted by Audie Cornish of NPR’s All Thing’s Considered. Recorded in front of a live studio audience, the show will feature a different newsmaker each week, giving viewers a chance to hear from the biggest names in politics, tech, business, and entertainment.
McClatchy’s The War Within chronicles the lives of retired veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, who are helping their brothers and sisters in arms cope with the myriad effects of war. Follow America’s next generation of leaders as they forge a path towards healing and positive change for veterans in local communities across the country.
NowThis’ NowThis Morning is a daily news show which centers on breaking news and topical stories for young audiences. The show aims to spark conversations on the core issues that matter most to young adults today.
Tegna’s An Imperfect Union is a weekly series that will travel across the country and bring two people divided on an issue together to collaborate on a community service project, such as cleaning up a park or volunteering at a food bank. Each shares their perspective, as audiences watch to see what happens.