Programmatic Lunch

BuzzFeed to air daily morning news show on Twitter

Tyrone Stewart

TwitterBuzzFeed will be launching a weekday live morning show on Twitter, as part of the content deal signed with the microblogging platform in May.

AM to DM, launching on September 25, is aimed at reimagining the way that people consume news today, and will be produced and directed by BuzzFeed.

BuzzFeed’s reporters, editors, and special guests will give viewers the day’s top stories from all categories across the world – breaking news in real-time based on what’s being said on Twitter. The show – which is sponsored by Wendy’s, Bank of America, and Toyota – will be hosted by BuzzFeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald and BuzzFeed News’ executive editor of culture Saeed Jones.

“Twitter is where people turn to see what's happening in the world every morning and BuzzFeed News is a vital source of that information for many of our users,” said Anthony Noto, Twitter COO. “We are excited to collaborate with BuzzFeed to bring their fresh approach to a live morning show broadcast alongside the real-time conversation on Twitter.”

The live stream will be free globally to both logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and connected devices. It will air weekdays from 8-9am ET via @BuzzFeedNews.

In addition to BuzzFeed’s deal with Twitter, it will also be producing shows for Facebook’s ‘Watch’ platform, which will be home to original programming created for the social network.

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