Snapchat Is Set To Launch A Series Of Three-Minute TV Shows

Everyone's favourite filter app will produce as many 10 original shows

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Are 40-minute Netflix shows too long for your tired, tired brain? Struggling to make it through that chapter you've reread several hundred times? Can't...quite...remember....what a newspaper is?

We have good news! Snapchat has the perfect solution for your short attention span: a series of TV shows that last three to five minutes. Yep, that's plot, character development and the all-important cliff-hanger finale crammed into the time it takes you to make a cup of tea.

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The social media platform has signed a $100 million deal with Time Warner to produce as many as 10 original shows for its disappearing-message app, the New York Post reports. This is the latest boom for Snapchat, which has been making deals with media companies like NFL, BBC, ABC, and Turner over the past several months.

Most users will know short video isn't a totally new thing for them. The app's 'Discover' tab has featured videos by outlets like MTV and E! News for a while. In February, SNL released its first Snapchat story Boycott; a James Corden series and VICE's dating series Hungry Hearts with Action Bronson will be out later this year.

Then Snapchat took it up a notch with Good Luck America, their first original content to appear on the app which sees former CNN correspondent, Peter Hamby, attempt to make sense of the Trump era.

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But the new announcement will see short-form shows sourced from all corners of the Time Warner empire — including its HBO networks (the brains behind the world's greatest shows: Game of Thrones, The Wire, Veep, Silicon Valley etc) and Warner Bros movie studio. This means you won't just get the odd Snapchat vid every day, but a solid three.

The burning question on everyone's lips is, obviously, whether they disappear after you've finished watching. The answer? We don't know yet, apols. That news is yet to be announced.

Still, goodbye life, it's been nice knowing you.

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