HuffPost Live content launches early Monday morning on Hulu, TheWrap has learned.
The digital video arm of The Huffington Post now has its own page on Hulu, with one-hour long episodes of HuffPost Live added daily. The episodes will be a collection of segments from the most recent week’s programming, ranging from politics to business to entertainment.
“We’ve always wanted to make HuffPost Live available on as many platforms as possible — and few platforms are as appealing as Hulu, a top destination for premier content,” Roy Sekoff, president of HuffPost Live, told TheWrap. “Hulu’s embrace of HuffPost Live is another acknowledgment of the quality of our programming, and will introduce us to a different and desirable audience.”
Monday’s launch includes interviews with actor Jake Gyllenhaal and director Dan Gilroy, Survivor host Jeff Probst, “Saturday Night Live’s” Bill Hader, “Portlandia” stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, snowboarder Shaun White, hip hop stars Nico and Vinz, and more.
For the month of October, HuffPost Live had 92 million video views; an increase of 46 percent from the same time last year. Since its launch in summer of 2012, the web program has had 1.7 billion video views.
“We will continue to explore ways to get HuffPost Live programming in front of as many eyeballs as possible — whether those eyeballs are glued to phones, tablets, desktops or screens filled via OTT or cable,” Sekoff added. “And while we’ll continue to produce in-depth conversations with the biggest names in politics, entertainment, sports, and tech — all talking about the most compelling and timely topics of the day — we also plan on developing a number of signature, regularly-scheduled programs built around the issues and ideas that most resonate with our audience.”