Facebook Watch strikes content deal with MTV Studios

Facebook Watch strikes content deal with MTV Studios

Now, in an attempt to drum up awareness for its video platform, Facebook has joined forces with MTV to bring forth a reboot of, a television series that spanned a total of 32 seasons from 1992 up until past year.

Facebook is creating three new seasons of the reality show that stuck strangers together in a house - shooting one each in Mexico, Thailand and the U.S. - and will debut them next spring. Home to a wide range of shows - from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports - Facebook Watch is a video platform where episodic content, community and conversation come together.

Speaking at MIPCOM, Facebook's head of content planning and strategy, Matthew Henick, and head of video products, Paresh Rajwat, revealed a slate of new worldwide titles coming to the platform.

The move to Facebook is an attempt to create new momentum, and according to MTV President Chris McCarthy, "create a new genre of television all over again, while engaging the next generation of content consumers around the world". Will you be tuning in?

Rajwat said Facebook Watch was "completely open" and was already being used by broadcasters, with new contestants on Germany's "X Factor" recently being introduced to fans on the platform before they made their TV debuts.

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The Real World is coming back! And, because it's Facebook, there will also be a few interactive elements to the show.

The network also revived Jersey Shore, a program that was reportedly looked at when considering a Real World reboot.

Bottom line: MTV pioneered reality television in the 90s with The Real World.

Rajwat said: "With Watch, we have built an interactive experience that gives you a new level of access and influence".

The show will be provided by Bunim/Murray Productions and MTV Studios; Facebook plans to launch it next Spring. The reality show about seven strangers who stop being polite, and start getting real?

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