Today, Snap announced a new content partnership with ITV, the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster to host made-for-mobile, short-form content from ITV’s biggest shows on Snapchat. Snapchatters will be able to watch clips from the FIFA World Cup 2022, Love Island and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! through Snapchat Discover.
Snapchat’s premium content platform, Discover is a one-stop shop to watch, share and discuss the latest shows from the Love Island villa – including First Look, Daily Episodes, Weekly Round Up and Love Island Aftersun. As the countdown begins to the FIFA World Cup 2022, fans will be able to watch the build up and official highlights from the tournament.
Snapchat reaches more than 90% of 13-24 years-olds in the UK and partners with most major UK broadcasters.
Lucy Luke, Head of UK Partnerships at Snap said: “Our mission is to make Snapchat the fastest way for our community to be informed and entertained by a trusted group of diverse publishers and storytellers. We are thrilled to partner with ITV and continue to grow our slate of UK broadcasters on Discover. This partnership aligns with our strategy to provide Snapchatters with the best shows that are tailor-made for mobile.”
Commenting on the partnership, Bhavit Chandrani, Director, Director, Digital & Creative Partnerships at ITV said: “We’re really excited to be partnering with Snapchat – the Gen Z community on Snapchat is highly engaged and we’re keen to offer them the opportunity to view ITV content in different ways. This partnership is a great opportunity for us to continue to engage with this community and our audiences in a new environment.”
Snapchat will also partner with ITV to create custom Augmented Reality Lenses for selected shows. This will create a new, immersive viewing experience for Snapchatters.
Advertisers can align with this content via Snap’s non-skippable, commercials format via ad.snapchat.com. Snapchat has created a new ‘Snap Select’ bundle called ‘Best of British’ that will offer advertisers access to shows from British publishers and broadcasters.
The UK is a fast growing market for Discover and we continue to invest in our offering. In Q2 2021, we launched a record 188 new international Discover channels, including 36 in the UK and 24 in India. In 2022, over 15 million people in the UK have watched shows on Discover each month.