Latest in Culture

Image credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart

Facebook and ABC team up for live DNC and RNC coverage

The non-stop streaming isn't just a rehash of TV content, either.
612 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart

Your options for livestreaming the Democratic and Republican national conventions just got even wider. ABC and Facebook are partnering on 24-hour live online coverage of both the DNC and RNC, whether it's speeches on the floor or protests outside. And importantly, this isn't just reusing TV programming onilne -- there will be in-depth coverage that wouldn't be practical in conventional broadcasting. Your comments and questions on Facebook will also influence the coverage.

ABC isn't the only one getting cozy with Facebook. C-SPAN, PBS and Fusion have all unveiled plans to use Facebook Live for some of their coverage. However, the ABC deal is one of the most ambitious yet, and suggests that you'll want to turn to the internet first if you want the most thorough examination of the electoral process. TV news channels can only devote so much airtime to a given subject, while Facebook Live and other livestreaming services make it relatively easy to focus on a single topic.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
612 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
YouTube Music counters Spotify with its own 'Discover Mix'

YouTube Music counters Spotify with its own 'Discover Mix'

View
First 'Borderlands 3' event is the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest

First 'Borderlands 3' event is the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest

View
Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs

Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs

View
'Bandersnatch,' 'Fleabag,' and 'Ozark' lead streaming Emmy winners

'Bandersnatch,' 'Fleabag,' and 'Ozark' lead streaming Emmy winners

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr