NEW YORK, NY — September 8, 2017 — Time Inc. today announced that it launched a new video series for Watch, Facebook’s new platform for shows and videos. “Homemade vs. The Internet” is now available on the new Watch surface on Facebook and on mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV apps. The first season of “Homemade vs. The Internet” will run for five episodes, with a new episode airing each Sunday.
“We are excited to work with Facebook as we continue to expand our premium video offerings to our viewers across all platforms,” commented Ian Orefice, Vice President, Head of Programming. “Through these series, we can build on our brands’ engaging content and deepen their connection with their audiences.”
In the first half of 2017, Time Inc. more than tripled its total video views over the same period last year. The true crime series PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES, a partnership between Investigation Discovery (ID) and Time Inc.’s PEOPLE, premieres its second season in November. PEOPLE’s “The Story of Diana,” a four hour prime-time television event that aired over two nights on ABC Television Network, opened at No. 1 in its time period in viewers, drawing the network’s top non-sports summertime audience in the time slot since June 2009. In addition, TIME and PBS’s A Year in Space was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy in the traditional TV category.