18. September 2011
Facebook had to face problems of losing millions of users due to the search giant Google’s social networking site, Google+. A recent threat from the hacker group Anonymous, through a video clip, is also a big reason to worry for Facebook. Ultimately, Facebook is now in a fix. However, in this situation, to gather more users, the CEO of the social networking giant, Mark Zuckerberg, is going to launch new features, sharing TV and movie contents on Facebook, at the f8 developer conference next week, according to a rumor.
The main theme of the conference is to highlight a new music service. On the other hand, according to the rumor, Facebook is also going to strengthening its relation with premium TV content service, Hulu, in the conference.
The new features would help users to see what their friends are watching on Hulu and share video content between their personal Facebook networks. Hulu will provide free content with a simple content sharing facility. Hulu also has a pay tier site named Hulu Plus, which has been offering free use for a month to encourage users to connect their Hulu accounts to Facebook.
The source believes that though Facebook didn’t take the first step to form partnerships, it may select other video providers. However, there are also some premium TV content providers in the list of Facebook board members. “One source familiar with the conversations said Netflix is also very close to Facebook. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is on the Facebook board, but because Netflix is a subscription site, is more difficult to integrate,” according to the New York Post.
There is no doubt, the new step would be very effective to gather more users on Facebook. Obviously, a successful relation with the social networking giant Facebook will bring more video traffic for the sites.