MONACO – BuzzFeed is making a commitment to original video with the recent acquistion of Web video pioneer Ze Frank, the building of an LA studio and a partnership with YouTube, explains Jonah Peretti, CEO and founder, in this interview with Beet.TV

He says the New York-based digital news site is making an expansion into showbiz coverage with the opening of its LA bureau.

We interviewed Peretti last week at the Monaco Media Forum where he was a keynote speaker.

Good wrap-up of the conference by Robert Andrews of paidContent.

Andy Plesser