Channel 4 News announces new Facebook Watch show

Channel 4 News announces new Facebook Watch show

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Channel 4 News has announced a partnership with Facebook to produce a new weekly news show.

Channel 4 News has announced a partnership with Facebook to produce a new weekly news show.

Uncovered is an in-depth news and analysis programme that will see Channel 4 News correspondents shedding light on unreported stories in 10-minute episodes.

The series will focus on one major international issue each week and is due to premier in the new year.

It is the latest commission for Facebook’s funded news shows initiative to tackle fake news and will be available on Facebook Watch.

“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,” commented Ben de Pear, editor of Channel 4 News.

“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.”

The news series is produced specifically to be viewed on mobile in a vertical format and will follow Channel 4 News’ style of pushing boundaries with powerful storytelling.

Shelly Venus, Video Lead, News Partnership at Facebook added that “Channel 4 News has a proven track record for engaging their audiences with investigating reporting.

“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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Channel 4 News has announced a partnership with Facebook to produce a new weekly news show.