Wednesday, August 22, 2012

YouTube to begin streaming political events for the US

If you live in the US, you know that the political debate is heating up, and with good reason. With the Republican National Convention literally days away, and the democratic national convention coming a week later, it is going to be a hard battle to the finish. But I'm not here to talk about politics. I'm here to talk about what YouTube is doing with this.

YouTube is now launching a new elections hub, a place where you can see key political moments, and this will last all the way thought the election day on November 6th. This is what YouTube had to say at its blog:
You can watch all of the live speeches from the floor of the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions, see Google+ Hangouts with power brokers behind the scenes, and watch a live stream of the official Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.
In addition to just streaming content and watching it, a "diverse" range of media organizations will also be offering their political input and analysis. ABC News, Al Jazeera English, BuzzFeed, Larry King, The New York Times, Phil DeFranco, Univision and the Wall Street Journal are on that list of organizations. In fact, that is all of the organizations/people listed on the YouTube blog page.

You can take a look at the video below for more info. Of course, YouTube will be covering the DNC and RNC, as mentioned above earlier.