Huffington Post officially launched its video streaming platform HuffPost Live today.
HuffPost Live aims to leverage The Huffington Post’s community and social platform to open the conversation to community members around the world and that’s exactly what it looks like they have accomplished.
The site is very user friendly in that it engages users to really be part of the conversation. There is a side bar for users to comment in real-time and of course there are social media extensions.
According to Venture Beat, HuffPost Live will initially stream content 12 hours a day, five days a week, but eventually will offer 16 hours of daily content as soon as next year.
Huffington Post also introduced its ten diverse on-air hosts that include New York Times bestselling author Nacy Redd, actress Janey Varney, programming host Jacob Soboroff, jounalist Alyona Mikovski, Mike Sacks, Abby Huntsman, broadcaster Josh Zepps, author and professor Marc Lamont Hill, radio personality Alicia Menendez, and co-host/producer Ahmad Shihab-Eldin.
The team of hosts offer unique backgrounds including race, gender, and experiences. In addition to the ten hosts, HuffPost reporters, editors and bloggers will make regular appearances on the network.
What do you think about HuffPost Live? Is this the future of broadcast news?
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