Huffington Post will launch a weekly primetime satirical news show hosted by Marc Lamont Hill and HuffPost Live president Roy Sekoff, the website announced Wednesday.
The show will air live on the website’s front page, offering a look back at the week’s top news stories, commentary, panel discussions and celebrity interviews, and will add to the company’s growing digital presence.
As reported in TheWrap’s State of Streaming, the website’s video arm, HuffPost Live, recently surpassed 2 billion video views.
“The Huffington Post has always delivered the news with voice, attitude and a point of view,” Arianna Huffington said. “Launching a weekly show that offers a satiric look at the week’s top stories was a natural extension of the brand.”
“We are obviously experiencing a revolution in the way people find and consume what we’ve traditionally thought of as TV,” Sekoff said. “These seismic shifts afford us a fantastic opportunity to deliver a digital-first series that is infused with the HuffPost’s DNA — and features a broad editorial mix that quickly goes from high brow to low brow.
“As we like to say at HuffPost: come for the immigration debate, stay for the Kardashians. We’ll combine the kind of news-with-a-satiric-edge that people clearly are hungry for with The Huffington Post’s expertise in creating and promoting viral content.”