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'The Voice,' 'SNL' coming to Snapchat with original content

NBC bringing several of its shows to Snapchat
Posted: 8:23 AM, Aug 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-09 12:23:39Z

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal has agreed to make customized episodes of "The Tonight Show," ''Saturday Night Live" and several other shows for Snapchat under a multiyear deal between the broadcast network and social media app.

NBC says episodes of "The Voice" and "E! News" from E! Entertainment Television, which is owned by NBCUniversal, will be the first of its programs to be shown on the Snapchat Discover platform. Those shows will be followed by original episodes of "Saturday Night Live" and Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show."

In return, NBC plans to develop and sell advertising packages that include Snapchat as part of the deal.

This isn't the first deal between New York-based NBC and Venice, California-based Snapchat. The companies currently are partnering on an NBC Rio Olympic channel for Snapchat Discover.