Facebook to live-stream US Republican, Democratic conventions

New York, July 19: Social networking giant Facebook has partnered with the US television network ABC for a non-stop live streaming of both Republican and Democratic national conventions. [Melania Trump addresses Day 1 of Republican Convention]

The Republican National Convention started in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday (July 18) night and will run till Thursday while the Democratic National Convention is set for July 25-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Not just livestreaming, Facebook will provide an in-depth coverage of both the events, engadget.com reported on Monday.

Earlier, micro-blogging site Twitter had signed a deal with the US television network CBS to stream both the conventions.

Twitter has permission to broadcast the CBSN feed -- the company's 24-hour digital news streaming service -- and anyone online can watch for free even if they do not have a Twitter account.


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