Buzzfeed Video Chief: Facebook Is Driving Significant Views But Still Trails …

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Buzzfeed’s abounding video prolongation arm is a good barometer for a state of video placement on a web, so Ze Frank, boss of Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, is a good source if we wish to take magnitude of a market.

And a infancy of that marketplace is still tranquil by YouTube, Frank pronounced Tuesday during a Code/Media discussion during The Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Facebook, however, is gaining ground, he said. “It’s very, unequivocally significant.”

Frank leads a organisation of 160 employees during Buzzfeed’s Hollywood studio who furnish 50 videos a week for a company. Most are short-form, snackable videos that play good on amicable networks. They are enormously popular, generating 950 million views a month. Only 5% of those views come on a Buzzfeed.com, so 95% of a assembly comes from other platforms.

Other than YouTube, Facebook’s is a many important and a preference to autoplay video in users streams is changing how Buzzfeed produces video, Frank said.

“Facebook’s preference to gaunt into autoplay has unequivocally essentially altered a approach we consider about a initial 5 seconds of content,” he said.


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