Twitter and the BBC partner on live video

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Twitter over the weekend announced another live streaming partnership, this time with the BBC. The new deal will bring live video and breaking news from the BBC’s U.K. election coverage to Twitter’s network.


The deal specifically involves five BBC election specials, including debates and election night results, among others.

The live stream will be available during the following BBC specials: the BBC Election Debate on May 31st and the Election Night Results Special on June 8th.
Similar to other live streamed events, the video coverage will be available in the Twitter application on both mobile and web, and will include live tweets that reference related hashtags, like #bbcdebate, #bbcqt, and #bbcelection. These video streams will be available from the dedicated site bbcelection.twitter.com, though they’ll also likely be found in Twitter’s “Explore” section, where live video is regularly promoted.
In addition to the curated selection of real-time tweets that display next to the video streams, Twitter will also display immediate commentary from BBC experts and BBC Reality Check alongside the other updates.
Source: TechCrunch

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