Oprah Getting Ahead of the Wave

Turns out that not only is Oprah the Queen of All Media, she’s proving it by breaking ground online.  According to Zatz Not Funny:

“Very quietly Oprah’s been hosting an online, interactive class called A New Earth on Oprah.com for the last three weeks. What makes the initiative remarkable is that she’s using Skype video to do it. Not only can online visitors watch Oprah talk with guest/co-host Eckhart Tolle every Monday at 9:00 ET, they can also ask questions in a video split screen. (see above) Limelight is the content delivery network (CDN) partner for the series and Move Networks is handling the video player and encoding. The scale of the experiment is unprecedented.”

Even better, she’s doing the whole thing with Skype!  They’ve already handled 500,000 simultaneous streams and their shooting for 1 million.

Neat.

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