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HuffPost Live is a “Clip Generating Machine”

huffpostlivesetA Digiday report on HuffPost Live this week explains how it helps The Huffington Post be everywhere, even on Hulu, whenever. It also revealed that John Oliver’s format of ranting about an important issue is about to be replicated.

Remember when the listicle first started spreading around the Internet and then everyone was making lists? That’s sort of what’s happening now with what we’ll call “The Oliver.” HuffPost Live president Roy Sekoff plans to churn as many videos like the comedian’s closing segments as possible:

We’ve got the scale part down. That’s working like a well-oiled machine,” said Sekoff. “But we’re looking at a couple of things like [‘Last Week Tonight’] that hopefully have potential to break out and really become a brand definer.

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TV Everywhere is Making Authenticated Content Easier to Access

TV EverywhereTV Everywhere is the technological ability to watch whatever you want, whenever, however you want it (from your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s included as part of your cable subscription service, so it comes at no extra charge to you. The best part is that it is easy. The TV Everywhere site (http://www.youcouldbewatching.tv/) by CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) will guide you through the log-in and authentication process online and direct you to the individual cable and networks apps so that you can start watching TV everywhere.

Roy Sekoff of HuffPost Live: ‘We Set Out to Expand the Definition of Social TV’

roy“I wake up most mornings simultaneously terrified and inspired,” Roy Sekoff, President and co-creator of HuffPost Live, told Lost Remote.

Why? Because the TV and digital video landscape is changing at “an almost comically rapid pace,” and HuffPost Live is at the forefront of this revolution.

In just the last year, HuffPost Live, which airs from 10am– 6pm ET, Monday through Friday, has seen 86% growth in video views, 287% growth in page views, and in May, won its second consecutive Webby as the Best News and Information Channel.

Where more and more networks are scrambling to create shorter, bite-sized news segments for shorter, bite-sized attention spans, HuffPost Live is seeing average visits of close to 20 minutes long. Every discussion that takes place on HuffPost Live takes place in real time and covers topics ranging from politics, activism and international news to sports, lifestyle, celebrity and everything in between. It is citizen journalism that mixes the objective with the subjective, and more than 22,500 people from 100 countries have been on-air guests, sharing their opinions and expertise via Google Hangouts.

As HuffPost Live begins year three, Lost Remote spoke with Sekoff about how the ‘network’ exemplifies social TV, its rapid growth, and how social media is changing the nature of news and broadcast journalism. Read more

Highlights from Day 1 of BroadbandTVcon

broadbandtvcon-83The 5th annual BroadbandTVcon is taking place right now in Santa Clara, CA, and boasts an impressive roster of social TV companies and speakers there to talk about the future of second screen, augmented TV, and TV Everywhere. Piksel and Brightcove are Gold Sponsors and Eric Berger, Sony Pictures Television’s Executive Vice President of Digital Networks, and Roy Sekoff, President and Co-Creator of HuffPost Live, are the keynote speakers.

While Lost Remote could not be in attendance, we have been following the conversation closely on Twitter. You can follow along via the #bbtvcon hashtag, and here’s what some of the attendees are talking about on Day 1: Read more