Tuesday night, AOL unleashed a totally new kind of Digital Content NewFront transforming New York's South Street Seaport into an immersive and interactive experience unveiling our next wave of groundbreaking content. Despite the drizzle, more than 3,500 people came to the event, while another 10,000 tuned in to the livestream on go90 and AOL.com.
The evening kicked off with host Ricky Camilleri of AOL's "What to Watch" checking in with Tim Armstrong for his thoughts on the NewFronts event and his future plans for AOL and go90. Then Ricky shared previews of all the upcoming programming, such as season two of "Beyond the Horizon," an in-depth interview series which explores the future of humanity and is directed by Jared Leto, and a new drama from AwesomenessTV, "t@gged," where a killer uses social media to scare and stalk students. Throughout the broadcast, Ricky interviewed the shows' stars, amongst performances by Years & Years, Snoop Dogg (of AOL's upcoming "COACH SNOOP") and Demi Lovato.
Arianna Huffington was also on hand with humanitarian Zainab Salbi to talk about a new HuffPost Originals series called "The Zainab Salbi Project," where Salbi will travel the world and engage in real conversations with people who are struggling, surviving, and thriving to share their stories. To close out the night, Jimmy Maymann, Executive Vice President and President, AOL Content & Consumer Brands, took the stage to introduce the final performer of the evening, Demi Lovato who slayed it with her amazing vocals and performance.
You can catch the replay until Thursday, May 5th at 10pm, so check it out now on AOL.com/newfront. Thanks to all who came and tuned in for making it a great evening!
Photos by Pearcey Proper, Doug Van Sant, Danilo Lewis, Freedom Film LLC and Filip Wolak