Facebook is working on its own TV shows (and no, it isn't fake)

There is no escape.

The sheer amount of random video content that appears during your daily Facebook scroll can leave the social network feeling like a teetering tower of stacked-up TV sets, so it makes sense that Facebook would want to get involved in producing some of it themselves.

That's why Mark Zuckerberg's globe-crushing site has just announced that it is in talks with TV studios to license their own scripted, sports and game shows.

Ricky Van Venn, Facebook's head of global strategy, said in a statement that their goal is to "kickstart an ecosystem of partner content. [...] to show people what is possible on the platform and learn as we continue to work with video partners around the world."

Considering the massive amount of people who drain their data allowance watching videos on the social network, it seems like a savvy (if slightly stilted) move by the tech giants.

As Netflix places more and more emphasis on creating their own original content, traditional networks will no doubt be fearing yet another heavyweight challenger.

And Apple? Well, they have very different ideas altogether…

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*Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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