For serious news video, forget Vine’s microscopic content, says the co-creator of Huffington Post’s live streaming video network, HuffPost Live.

“The average video being watched on mobile devices is getting longer,”HuffPost live president and co-creator Roy Sekoff tells Beet.TV in this video interview.

“A lot of people have made the bet on micro nuggets – you’re not going to tell people what they really need to know from a news perspective in six seconds, or even 15 seconds or a minute and a half.”

Sekoff tells Beet.TV HuffPost Live, which mixes live and recorded topical chat, has clocked 1.7bn views since launching two years ago: Over 24,000 people have joined us as guests – many of them coming in via Skype or Google Hangouts. You don’t have to have people come in to your studio or have a satellite truck.”

This interview is part of a series titled The State Of Video, a series sponsored by AOL Platforms. Please visit this page for all the videos from the series.