C4 launching news show on Facebook

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Channel 4 News has formed a partnership with Facebook to produce Uncovered – a weekly news show exclusively for Facebook Watch.

Scheduled to launch early next year, Uncovered will be an in-depth news and analysis programme from Channel 4 News’  team of correspondents, who will go beyond the headlines to tackle the stories that often go unreported, focusing on one single major international issue each week.

The show marks the latest commission from Facebook as part of its funded news shows initiative announced earlier this year, and will be available to audiences internationally following the recent launch of Watch platform globally.

The editor of Channel 4 News, Ben de Pear, said: “When the credibility of news is being constantly challenged, never has it been more important to increase the visibility and reach of high-quality sources of news across social network platforms. That is why we are excited to work with Facebook Watch, bringing together compelling content on a platform that connects audiences with timely and reliable news videos, produced by serious news organisations and being properly funded.”

“Channel 4 News has a proven track record for engaging their audiences with investigative reporting,” added Shelley Venus, Video Lead, News Partnership, Facebook. “I look forward to seeing how ‘Uncovered’ highlights unreported international issues in a mobile-first format and shows people what else is happening in the world.”

 


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