Twitter Will Live Stream the First Presidential Debates

Twitter Will Live Stream the First Presidential Debates

Twitter will live stream the US presidential debate

Twitter is continuing its push into live events and TV with the announcement it will be live-streaming the First presidential debate. As with the company’s streams of NFL football games, the live video will be shown alongside curated tweets, and will be available on various Twitter apps (including¬†Apple TV) and on the web at debates.twitter.com

The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take place this coming Monday, September the 26th, with the vice presidential debate between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence on October 4th, and then the second and third presidential debates on October 9th and October 19th. The streams are part of Twitter’s partnership with Bloomberg Television, and will be preceded and followed by analysis from members of the Bloomberg Politics team.

 

Donald Trump vs. NFL: will you watch debates or football?

As the 2016 presidential election heads into its fourth quarter, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will have at least one thing in common: competing with the National Football League (NFL).

Amid Trump’s many controversial moments over the past week, it came to light that two of the three presidential debates are scheduled for the same nights as nationally televised NFL games.

On Monday, Sept. 26, the debates go up against a meeting of the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. On Sunday, Oct. 9, the prime time game is the Green Bay Packers against the New York Giants.