SECTION INTRODUCES THE HUFFINGTON POST'S NEW LIVE STREAMING NETWORK;
INVITES USERS TO BECOME ON-AIR CONTRIBUTORS
"HUFFPOST LIVE" LAUNCHES AUGUST 13
NEW YORK, July 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Huffington Post Media Group
announces "HuffPost Live 3,2,1..." a section that introduces Huffington
Post users to "HuffPost Live," the site's new live streaming network,
which uses the HuffPost universe -- the stories, editors, reporters,
bloggers, and community -- as its real-time script. The section
includes a clock counting down to the August 13th launch of "HuffPost Live." Arianna Huffington, President and
Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and Roy Sekoff,
President of "HuffPost Live," made the announcement.
"'HuffPost Live' is all about engagement and making the HuffPost
community an integral part of the dynamic, ongoing conversation that
will be the heart and soul of the network," said Arianna
Huffington. "And we wanted to have a launch as innovative as the
project itself, as opposed to a traditional top-down approach.
'HuffPost Live 3,2,1…' allows us to reach out to our community members
and begin a dialogue with them about what kind of network they want to
be part of, as well as what kind of stories they want to talk about."
"One of our main goals with 'HuffPost Live' is to make it the most
social video experience possible -- capitalizing on the ongoing shift
from presentation to participation," said Sekoff. "People don't want to
be talked at any more; they want to be talked with. 'HuffPost Live 3,
2, 1…' will allow us to deeply connect with our users and have them be
real partners in what we are building. This way, when we launch
'HuffPost Live' in August, our community members will be as prepared as
our hosts and producers."
"HuffPost Live 3, 2, 1…" is the central part of a broad outreach to
Huffington Post community members, inviting them to sign up to be
on-air contributors. As part of the process, they are being asked to
record a video sounding off on what they are passionate about, what
ticks them off, or what they'd like to see the network cover. The most
engaging submissions will be posted on the "3, 2, 1…" section - and
those who left them will be invited to become regular guests on
"HuffPost Live 3, 2, 1…" will also feature lively conversations led by
the new hosts of "HuffPost Live," and behind-the-scenes footage of the
production team, including a 24-hour live feed of the newsroom being
built in New York.
"HuffPost Live" is a cross-platform video experience, distributed
online, mobile, and over-the-top (OTT) that allows users to both watch and engage with the stories they are viewing - either live or on-demand. Programming will spotlight the hottest stories on The Huffington Post across a full range of topics and use them as jumping off points for
conversations and commentary.
"HuffPost Live" will live-stream 12 hours of original programming, five
days a week, with highlights shown overnight and on the weekends. It
will be produced out of state-of-the-art studios in New York and Los
Angeles, with a satellite studio in Washington, DC.
More information about "HuffPost Live 3,2,1…" and the launch of
"HuffPost Live" can be found here.
Follow The Huffington Post on Facebook
Follow The Huffington Post on Twitter
SOURCE AOL Canada
For further information: