Ora TV Shoots Flagship Series, Larry King Now, with AG-AF100s
Larry King Now, the new talk show on Ora TV and Hulu hosted by the iconic broadcast journalist, has just entered its second season and already encompasses 180+ episodes, all shot on AG-AF100 large imager HD cinema camcorders. Earlier this summer, a second series led by King, Politicking with Larry King, premiered and is likewise shot with the AF100s.
Larry King Now primarily features one-on-one interviews with trendsetting newsmakers, celebrities and world leaders, and similar in style to his previous television series, “Larry King Live (1985-2010) on CNN. Larry King Now was the first venture of Ora TV, an on-demand digital television network launched in 2012 by King and business magnate Carlos Slim Helú. Recent guests have included Denzel Washington, Jeff Bridges, Lisa Kudrow, Jane Lynch and Julian Lennon.
New episodes of Larry King Now are available weekdays at 5 p.m. ET on Ora TV (www.ora.tv). Viewers can also watch full episodes on Hulu and Hulu Plus-enabled streaming devices on TV, mobile and tablet devices. Episodes are also available for on-demand viewing on Ora TV, Hulu and Hulu Plus.
Christian Burton, Director of Operations for Now and Politicking, said that the original purchase of four AF100s for Now (and, subsequently, also for Politicking, a weekly show) was followed by the purchase of a fifth AF100, devoted solely to production of the Daily Rehash, a video feed that features “what’s been blowing up on Twitter in 140 seconds (or less).”
“Beyond its demonstrated dependability, we like the AF100’s interchangeable lensing and filmic look,” he said. “The HD-SDI out is also a critical asset.”
Christian said that the productions record in-camera, and also output video signals to a TriCaster system to cut the show live. The shows are edited in Final Cut Pro.
For more information about Ora TV, and its entire roster of unscripted programming, visit www.ora.tv.
For more information of the AG-AF100, visit http://www.panasonic.com/business/provideo/AG-AF100A.asp.
Images courtesy of Ora TV.