The social network would be in negotiation with American media. He would be willing to pay several million dollars per license.
Facebook has approached prestigious media to appear in a future tab News which must leave before the end of the year in the United States. Licenses could be as high as $ 3 million a year and should be for a period of three years. Among the companies contacted, there would be Walt Disney Co.’s ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Bloomberg.
A new type of partnership
The platform would only host a title and preview of content with a referral to the media who would also have the choice to include their entire articles on Facebook. A kind of Google News but which would pay the contributors somehow.
Facebook already offers, via the Today In section, a local news section depending on where users live. The platform also set up a few years ago Instant Article, a privileged partnership with some media whose content is displayed faster on mobile.
Source: The Wall Street Journal