Twitter rolls out new media services, content deals with NBC and Ellen

Twitter rolls out new media services, content deals with NBC and Ellen

Twitter has announced over 30 new or renewed video content deals with a series of companies including Disney, NBC, Viacom and others at its Digital Content Newfronts event in NY.

Disney is working with Twitter to create live sports programming and other content for the social-media service. Specifically, Disney's ESPN network will develop a Twitter version of its flagship "SportsCenter" TV show with breaking news and analysis and Twitter will also live stream ESPN's "Fantasy Focus Live" podcast, among other initiatives yet to be revealed.

The incoming content will be unique to Twitter, and Disney says it is hoping to reach and appeal to all types of audiences.

The announcement expands Twitter's original content while also adding topics sparked by conversation on Twitter, including a show tied to #BlackTwitter and another focusing on women in politics. "The Twitter sports community is the digital roar of the crowd", said its global VP of revenue and content partnerships, Matthew Derella.

The number of daily video views doubled over the past year, and associated ad revenue is starting to pick up with more than half of sales now coming from video ads. "There will be rival sports coverage through a new partnership with Barstool Sports, and The Players' Tribune renewed its program "#Verified".

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Madati added: "In the past year, we've really expanded our efforts with the best publishers and content creators in the world to bring a slate of programming that reflects those diverse content interests". The new list of originals doubles the number of Twitter Shows from the network's 16 options previous year. New show formats include work from Comedy Central's Creator's Room, BET Breaks, MTV News and MTV News International.

On the news front, Twitter is extending its deal with BuzzFeed for morning news show AM to DM, is planning interactive series The New Space Race from Vice News and science series Pattern from the people behind The Weather Channel.

MLS: MLS already has a Twitter deal for highlights, live halftime shows, and some matches, but the latest deal has the league streaming the MLS Homegrown Game and halftime show.

Twitter's shares leapt 4.5pc after the Disney deal was announced, benefiting in part from the high performance of the record-setting box-office debut of Avengers: Infinity War the previous weekend.

Videos are taking over social media. The 30-minute shows are expected to feature live, original content from top sporting events across the country with the hosts of Pardon My Take plus former NFL All-Pro Pat McAfee. "Only Twitter has brand-safe content, paired with the best presentation".

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