MNA Tech Desk: Facebook said it is offering a series of new formats for its online video platform including interactive game shows, quizzes and polls, reported news agency.
The new formats will be available to those creating video content on the social network, which is searching for a niche to compete against rivals ranging from Netflix to Google-owned YouTube.
One of the features from Facebook will allow interactivity, which could be used for live game shows or challenges which offer cash prizes.
“We believe that watching video doesn’t have to be passive, and that many types of traditional entertainment formats — from game shows to reality TV to scripted content — can be reinvented to be community-centric,” said a statement from Facebook’s entertainment partnerships team.
“We’re announcing a set of new tools — polling for (Facebook) Live and on-demand video and gamification for Live — that will give creators the power to create fun, unique, and interactive content for their fans.”