The Huffington Post continues to position itself for world domination with a soon-to-launch 24-hour online news network poised to rival cable networks like CNN and Fox. The channel, which Forbes reports will be called The Huffington Post Streaming Network (HPSN), will bring the work of HuffPo’s editorial staff to video, with popular columnists and reporters offering analysis on various news topics throughout the day. According to Forbes, “The idea, according to sources, is to harness the considerable editorial talent of the 320-person Huffpo newsroom while at the same time fulfilling rising advertiser demand for premium video content.”
One interesting aspect of the yet to be announced project is that it will feature on-air editorial meetings, further breaking down the wall between journalist and reader and allowing readers access to the inner workings of the HuffPo editorial vision.
With cable subscriptions continuing to drop, it should come as no surprise that online news companies like AOL-HuffPo are poised to steal their market share. But for now, HPSN is still in its infancy. The channel is set to preview on February 2nd at AOL HQ in Manhattan.