‘Tonight Show,’ ‘SNL’ coming to Snapchat under deal with NBC

FILE - In this May 12, 2014 file photo, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon attends the NBC Network 2014 Upfront presentation at the Javits Center in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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.

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