Facebook Watch is introducing more dramas


Fiona the hippo has a TV show. You won’t find it on Animal Planet, and don’t bother searching for it on Netflix. The seven-episode (plus a Christmas special) series is one of the most popular series on Facebook Watch.

What is Facebook Watch? To most users, it’s that TV-shaped icon in the menu at the bottom of the app. In reality, it’s Facebook’s big video play, an attempt to cultivate original programming exclusive to the social network, and maybe take a bite out of Netflix, YouTube, and even TV while doing so.