Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Facebook Watch Is Bringing Back ‘The Real World’

Facebook Watch Is Bringing Back ‘The Real World’

The video platform is partnering with MTV Studios on a reimagined version of The Real World, Facebook executives announced on Wednesday.

The relaunch is part of Viacom's push to launch new shows under its own brand across networks that it does not own, as well as streaming services and social platforms.

The news was unveiled during Facebook Watch's presentation at MIPCOM 2018 by Matthew Henick, Facebook's Head of Content Planning and Strategy for Facebook, Paresh Rajwat, Director of Product Management for Facebook and Chris McCarthy, President of MTV.

The company's head of video Paresh Rajwat said Facebook Watch - which began to be rolled out in the United States previous year - was now available across the world, with "the time people spend on it increasing by 14 times since". Will you be tuning in? More on the Real World reboot below.

Google Maps Brings Real-Time ETA ‘Journey Sharing’ to iOS
With this feature turned on, you can share your trip progress to folks you want to share with. The setting lets users share their location with specific people for the duration of a trip.

United Nations backs Palestine as head of largest bloc of developing countries
Much of what the Organization has achieved in the development sphere is inspired and shaped by the Group of 77, he stressed. The G-77 has recognized Palestine as a member since 1976.

Michael Vaughan would 'poop his pants' facing Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas
Perhaps the only good news for Australia is that Usman Khawaja appears to have escaped a serious damage to his injured left knee. Pakistan made 282 in their first innings and then bowled out Australia for a paltry 145, gaining a match winning 137-run lead.

Each season of the show will allow viewers to vote one housemate into the cast before filming begins, and fans will get to connect with cast members through Facebook Live, Premieres (recorded videos aired via Facebook Live) and Watch Party (in which Facebook Groups watch videos together with miniature chat rooms).

MTV's Real World reality series launched in 1992, and it'll be back soon as a Facebook reboot, Variety reports. That's right: you can now play God with the Real World contestants.

Although the show has changed over time, the premise remains of having several strangers living together and watching how they interact. Bunim/Murray Productions, the original production company for the series, and MTV Studios will produce the reboot. The relaunched series will be made available globally on Facebook Watch, the company's video platform, where it hopes viewers will tune in to watch the streaming reality series. Facebook Watch's live trivia game show, Confetti, will be rolling out in the EMEA, APAC and LatAm regions, while The World's Most Amazing Dog, a global canine competition show based on a format from Israel's Gil Formats, will also be coming to the platform.

Like this: