Twitter and Bloomberg to live stream US election debates

The 2016 U.S. presidential and vice presidential debates will be streamed live on Bloomberg Television starting Monday, September 26, in line with an extended partnership between Twitter and Bloomberg Media.

“Twitter is where the 2016 presidential election is happening every single day,” chief financial officer of Twitter, Anthony Noto, said in a statement.

“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,” he added.

Chief executive officer Justin B. Smith of Bloomberg Media likewise expressed their excitement on the extension of the partnership.

“Bloomberg’s non-partisan 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,” he said.

The upcoming streaming is an extension of said partnership of the two companies declared in July.

It also includes special Bloomberg Politics programming 30 minutes before and after every debate to be headed by managing editors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, with additional talent, expert analysis, and reporting.

Presidential debates will be on September 26, October 9, and October 19, while October 4 is for vice presidential debate.

Said streaming will be accessible worldwide on, @bpolitics, and Twitter Moments.

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