BBC Creating News Program About Twitter Trends to Be Broadcast via Twitter

Variety

Twitter has signed up another major TV partner in BBC Global News, which in addition to selling ads in video news clips posted to the service is readying a show about social media trends that will be distributed through Twitter.

BBC.com has begun production of a short-form daily broadcast program, “#BBCTrending,” about trending topics on social media. The series, to launch later this fall, will be hosted by BBC journalist Anne-Marie Tomchak (@AMTomchak) who will work with production units across the BBC.

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The “#BBCTrending” broadcast will be distributed through the BBC’s international news Twitter handle, @BBCWorld, which has 4.8 million followers. The show will “decipher why and how trends are happening on social media around the world,” Tomchak said.

The Beeb touted its worldwide, 24-hour news video production operations as helping it tap into Twitter Amplify, the program to let media…

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