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YouTube to livestream presidential, vice-presidential debates

By Andrew Moran     Oct 1, 2012 in Politics
Washington - For the first time since its launch, YouTube will live-stream four United States presidential debates and the one vice-presidential debate. It will also feature eight YouTube Election Hub partners, including Al Jazeera, Larry King and ABC News.
In a little more than one month, the American electorate will head to the voting booth to cast their vote. With a certain number of voters still undecided and many anticipating President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney going head-to-head, you can now catch all of the debates on YouTube, according to a blog post from the company.
The debate can be viewed on the YouTube Election Hub that will be live-streamed through ABC News, who will be live-streaming the debates on its ABC News YouTube channel. The full debates, including highlight clips, will be available to watch as soon as they are finished.
Throughout the debates and immediately afterwards, YouTube’s eight Election Hub partners will provide commentary and analysis on the debates: ABC News, BuzzFeed, New York Times, Phil DeFranco, Univision, Wall Street Journal, Larry King and Al Jazeera English.
Furthermore, Univision will give its visitors live Spanish translation of the debates.
The first presidential debate will take place Wednesday at 9 p.m., the second will be on Oct. 16 and the final debate is schedule for Oct. 22. The one vice-presidential debate is set for Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
YouTube’s announcement will help those who do not have a television and have a difficult time trying to find decent live streams. This service will also be provided to those living outside of the United States and interested in viewing the debates.
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