On the heels of a $1.3 million round of funding, Storyhunter, a marketplace of more than 20,000 freelance video professionals and journalists across 180 countries, is debuting a series of live content for Twitter that will premiere on Periscope later this month. Produced solely by Storyhunter, the company aims to use Periscope as a way to market its capabilities and show just how easy it is to live stream with the service.
“Live is definitely the zeitgeist right now,” says Jaron Gilinsky, CEO of Storyhunter. “We are seeing more and more requests for mobile journalists for social, live video sites like Periscope, Facebook and Snapchat, and we are proud to announce that our platform now instantly connect clients with live streaming journalists or producers in 180 countries. We have built the most efficient way to source high quality live feeds for any platform.”
The company is currently recruiting mobile journalists, live camera operators and live production companies, who are paid a flat rate based on where the location and difficulty of the project.
The show, which will only stream on Periscope, will be produced on a demand basis, based on the news cycle. Though they will cover large breaking news, the plan is to place a large focus on stories that are overlooked by the main stream media.