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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

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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