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    Facebook Is Planning Original Scripted Shows

    There’s a new network you might “like.” Facebook has hired CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen to lead the charge into the scripted content game. Hoping to beef up its video offerings — which until now have relied on live broadcasts or third-party clips — the social network is wooing producers for content tailored to its mobile-oriented platform. It sounds more like YouTube Originals than Netflix, but there could come a day when Facebook and HBO duke it out for Emmys — streamed for smartphone addicts the world over.

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