Apr 25, 2018

BuzzFeed partners with Netflix for documentary series

BuzzFeed has announced a journalism-orientated documentary series produced in partnership with Netflix. An initial YouTube trailer for the series, titled Follow This, shows clips from an investigation into ASMR. Announcing the news on social media, BuzzFeed's editor-in-chief expressed excitement at the venture. Netflix has begun experimenting with its format and distribution strategy in recent times - announcing plans to introduce a collection of 15-minute stand-up specials. The BuzzFeed announcement follows a string of high-level newsroom redundancies at the company in January 2018. The channel remains on-air despite low initial UK viewing figures and the company's recent financial difficulties.

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