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NBCUniversal and Snap form a new venture to produce scripted shows for mobile users

NBCUniversal and Snap form a new venture to produce scripted shows for mobile users

NBCUniversal and Snap Inc. have formed a production studio that will create programming designed for viewing on mobile devices, the companies announced Tuesday.

Most of the content developed by the joint venture will debut on Snapchat, the social media and messaging service that already carries a twice daily newscast produced by NBC News called “Stay Tuned.” The newscast, aimed at the millennials who make up the bulk of Snapchat's audience, drew 29 million unique viewers in its first month.

Writer-producers Mark and Jay Duplass, whose credits include the HBO series “Togetherness,” have signed on as the first creators for the new studio venture. The brothers recently formed a...

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