LinkedIn May Consider Developing Original Shows

LinkedIn would be open to developing or buying original video programs, CEO Jeff Weiner said in an interview, as an extension of a recent push into video.

“We’re certainly open to the idea of original content and at some point would be very interested in exploring that with various publishers,” Mr. Weiner said at The Information’s Subscriber Summit in San Francisco on Friday. He named the ABC reality show “Shark Tank” as an example of a show that has “definitely found an audience” and could add value to LinkedIn’s offerings.

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CORRECTION: LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner didn’t say the company would be open to bidding for NFL rights. An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that he had said that.

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