The Huffington Post Media Group announced the launch of HuffPost Live, the site's live streaming network. Starting today, anyone with a smartphone, a tablet, or a webcam has the chance to join the conversation happening on HuffPost Live.
Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group said in a press release, "The news is no longer about a few people telling everyone else what happened - it's about everyone telling everyone what's happening right now. And now. And now... This shift from presentation to participation is what fuels HuffPost Live."
On HuffPost Live, users can speak out on the issues that matter most to them, on equal footing with the network's other guests, including newsmakers, celebrities, pundits and experts.
The Huffington Post has one of the most active communities on the web. The site averages 2,000,000 comments a week - roughly five comments every second of every day.
HuffPost Live operates out of studios in New York and Los Angeles, with a satellite studio operating out of HuffPost's Washington, D.C. bureau. HuffPostLive will live-stream 12 hours of programming, five days a week, with highlights shown overnight and on the weekends. At launch, HuffPost Live's host/producers include Marc Lamont Hill, Abby Huntsman, Alicia Menendez, Alyona Minkovski, Nancy Redd, Mike Sacks, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Jacob Soboroff, Janet Varney, and Josh Zepps. HuffPost's reporters, bloggers, and editors will be an integral part of the programming, making regular appearances that will give viewers a real-time sense of what is happening on verticals all across HuffPost.
The underpinning technology used to create the HuffPost Live platform is a proprietary CMS system that allows for real-time guest management and production. HuffPost Live's team of engineers and producers joined thenetwork from a variety of high profile companies and news organizations includingReuters, CNN, Spotify, ABC News, Al-Jazeera English, the BBC, Sirius,FoxBusiness, MSNBC, and The Onion.
The launch of HuffPost Liveis supported by two founding partners: Cadillac and Verizon.