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Facebook goes after Amazon, Hulu with ad-free video subscription channels

Facebook is launching a video subscription service that will put them into direct competition with Amazon and Roku.

Initial content partners for Facebook video subscriptions:
1) 
Tastemade Plus
2) BritboxTV
3) CollegeHumor Dropout
4) MotorTrend

Each subscription will cost between $2.99 and $6.99 per month.

Facebook also released new numbers for Watch including:
1) 
Viewers/month – 720M
2) 
Viewers/day – 140M

BTW: Facebook counts a view once a user watches 60 consecutive seconds of content.

Video: Facebook Watch promo video for the upcoming originals.

Flashback #1: Roku Starts Selling Streaming Services, Including New Epix Service, via the Roku Channel

Flashback #2: The Road to À La Carte Television

More #1: Facebook Tests Selling Video Subscriptions in Watch

More #2: How Facebook competes for TV, video ad budgets

More #3: Facebook Watch Draws More Advertisers—Gradually

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