Facebook 2018: Social Media Giant Announces International Rollout of Facebook Watch

Facebook has announced the international rollout of Facebook Watch, its video for episodic content, which first launched in the U.S. a year ago.

The social media giant said that the VOD service would be “available everywhere” from Thursday, giving publishers and content creators worldwide market for their videos.

“With the global launch of Watch, we are supporting publishers and creators globally in two critical areas: helping them to make money from their videos on Facebook and better understand how their content is performing,” the company stated.

Watch launched in the U.S. in August 2017, offering users a place on Facebook to discover shows and video creators and to start conversations with friends, other fans and even the creators themselves.

Since the launch, the company had made the experience more social, including making it easier to see which videos friends have liked or shared, and creating shows with audience participation at their core.

In June, Facebook announced the launch of new shows and interactive features, such as polls and quizzes, to fulfill the goal of fostering sense of community between creators and users.