AOL Opens First-Ever Live Streaming Destination with the BUILD Studio in New York City

BUILD Series Offers Fans An Immersive Experience With Today’s
Hottest Stars and Influencers in Downtown Manhattan

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AOL–Today, AOL opened its new, state-of-the art livestreaming studio, The
BUILD Studio – a fan-first, live experience for consumers located at 692
Broadway in New York City. The new BUILD Studio encompasses 13,412
square feet and is designed to shoot in 360º video, furthering AOL’s
commitment to providing consumers with an immersive live experience.

The BUILD Series, a global cultural platform, puts fans closer to
today’s culture by connecting the most compelling, interesting and
influential creators in the world with their fans. The series, produced
in New York City and London, will stream 75+ live events per month with
more than four hours of live programming each day at

“Building brands people love is our mission and AOL is launching the
world’s first dedicated to live digital studio on the street in the
media capital of the world – NYC,” said AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. “The
world’s best talent and brands now have a place where digital meets
physical and culture meets code – and the BUILD Studio represents the
future of media experiences and we hope to see you there – live.”

The new BUILD Studio raises the bar — providing an immersive,
interactive and intimate experience, helping fans engage with some of
the biggest names in entertainment, fashion, music and business. BUILD
Series guests will take questions from the live audience or from
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. Fans can also download the
new BUILD Series app today on iOS
and Android
to watch live interviews, submit questions to the talent, browse clips
and set reminders for upcoming events.

“The BUILD Series is all about creating a fan-first experience,” said
BUILD Series Executive Producer Suzanne Lindbergh. “No one brings you
closer to pop culture in such an immersive way. This evolutionary and
new BUILD Studio gives us the opportunity to innovate storytelling and
share the best thought leaders across the industry.”

The BUILD Series is available across platforms and devices including on,
the BUILD Series app on Apple TV, podcasts in the iTunes store and
Google Play and on Fios1 Network. Select events are accessible on Sony
Playstation and Facebook Live. Additionally, together with the City of
New York, NYC Life Channel 25 – part of NYC Media, the official
broadcast network and media production entity of the City of New York –
plans to regularly feature locally-focused content from the BUILD Studio
this spring. In celebration of the opening of the BUILD Studio, the City
of New York declared January 12, 2017 “AOL BUILD Studio Opening Day” in
New York City.

The BUILD Series is Executive Produced by Suzanne Lindbergh and produced
by AOL’s in-house team. The new studio is a state-of-the-art,
multi-camera, street-level live production facility, featuring
multi-source broadcast fiber transmission, audio mastering,
multi-location acquisition and broadcast technology. The BUILD Studio is
one of few studios with this technology.

The BUILD Studio is slated to host Neil Patrick Harris, Viola Davis,
Nina Dobrev, J.K. Simmons and James McAvoy within the first week of
opening. To date, BUILD has drawn Oscar winners and nominees like
Julianne Moore and Ryan Gosling, Grammy winners such as Elton John and
John Legend, Tony winners like Kristin Chenoweth, Olympic athletes
including Lindsey Vonn, renowned chefs like Mario Batali, best selling
authors such as Nicholas Sparks, and fashion designers like Rebecca
Minkoff, among many others.

to watch live and to find out how to be part of the hottest experience
in town at the BUILD Studio.


The BUILD Series is a cultural platform created to connect the most
compelling, interesting and influential creators in the world with their
fans and audiences, featuring the biggest names in entertainment, tech,
fashion and business, as they share the stories behind their projects
and passions. Every conversation yields insights, inspiration and plenty
of surprises as moderators and audience members ask questions. It all
happens several times a week from The BUILD Studio at 692 Broadway in
Manhattan, and live-streamed at


AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers
and creators through open marketplaces. With over 500 million monthly
global consumers, AOL uses data to disrupt content production,
distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with
advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms, tapping into
Microsoft inventory and original content brands like TechCrunch, The
Huffington Post and MAKERS. Within its mobile advertising network alone,
AOL has a reach of roughly 800M users. A subsidiary of Verizon, AOL is
shaping the digital future.


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Cherie Gallarello, 212-652-6345
Schlag, 212-402-7281