Snapchat shutting down its original content channel
Snapchat had thrown serious resources behind its 'Snap Channel' with a team of 15 people, headed by Marcus Wiley as the head of program planning and development. Wiley had an impressive resume before being hired by Snapchat. He was the senior VP of comedy at Fox, and was credited with helping to launch popular shows like "The Mindy Project", "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", and "Bob's Burgers".
According to a report by Deadline, Wiley will be moving on, and Snapchat is planning to fire many of the other 15 members of the Snap Channel team. Snapchat has apparently not totally given up on the idea of original content down the road, but for the foreseeable future content creation in the app will be left to the 15 channel partners. And, if Snapchat does get back into the content game, it probably won't be with Snap Channel.