Facebook has rolled out its Facebook Watch video streaming service into international markets.

Facebook launched Watch in the US a year ago, allowing users to watch a range of shows from both established producers and new creators.

Often billed as a rival to Google’s YouTube, it also competes with online players such as Netflix, Amazon through to BBC iPlayer.

Facebook has been investing heavily in content for Watch.

Facebook Watch videos include Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith through to beauty expert Huda Kattan’s behind-the-scenes show Huda Boss and live Major League Baseball games.

Bear Grylls hosts a reality show Face the Wild, while Elizabeth Olsen stars in the forthcoming drama Sorry For Your Loss about a woman grieving for her husband

Facebook said that 50 million people in the US watch videos every month for at least a minute in Watch.

The tech firm also said it is expanding its Ad Breaks program so more ‘partners ‘can make money from their videos.

The revenue split will be 55% to the creators and 45% to Facebook.

Staff Reporter

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