Twitter to Livestream Bloomberg Television Coverage of Debates

The livestreaming deal between Twitter and Bloomberg Television, announced in July, has been expanded to include the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates.

The livestreaming deal between Twitter and Bloomberg Television, announced in July, has been expanded to include the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates.

The social network and the news outlet said in a press release that Bloomberg Television’s broadcasts of the following debates will be livestreamed via Twitter:

  • Monday, Sept. 26, first presidential debate
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, vice presidential debate
  • Sunday, Oct. 9, second presidential debate
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, third presidential debate

The livestreams will also include special Bloomberg Politics programming 30 minutes before and after each debate, to be led by managing editors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann and joined by other reporters and analysts.

Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Noto said in a release:

Twitter is where the 2016 presidential election is happening every single day. Livestreaming the debates with Bloomberg, combined with the live commentary and conversation on Twitter, will create a one-screen experience at the center of the action unlike any other.

Bloomberg Media CEO Justin B. Smith added:

We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Twitter to include our coverage of the U.S. presidential debates during this unprecedented and remarkable U.S. election. Bloomberg’s nonpartisan political coverage stands out from the crowd for its independence and quality. By leveraging the power of Twitter’s enormous real-time platform for reaction and analysis, this partnership will provide viewers the opportunity to watch and interact with the news coming from this fall’s debates as they happen live on smartphones, computers and TVs.

Readers: How do you plan to follow the upcoming debates?

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