New York, Facebook: The live feature success from facebook has given it another motivation factor to launch TV like programmes. Facebook is seeking for original TV-like programmes from various genres and may pay a big amount for it, as per some media reports.

As per a report published in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, FB was interested in original content from a slew of different genres, from sports to science. Categories include pop culture, lifestyle, gaming and teens.

As per the news Facebook may go for weekly series and shows that last for around 30 minutes each.

The famous social networking site is ready to pay for the content and could offer in the low to high range upto 6 figures range per episode for scripted content.

The report also pointed out that Facebook was staying away from hard news after it faced criticisms during the presidential campaign for favoring liberal content over conservative content in its news feed and was mired in fake news controversy.

Facebook, over the few months has rolled out a number of initiatives, including promoting news literacy and developing additional tools to curb hoax news.

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