For those anticipating the US Presidential debates, you are in luck. Facebook has decided to make life easier for you by streaming the event live on its platform.
According to ABC News and Facebook, a partnership for live coverage of the 2016 general election debates has been done and this is to maintain the expanding relationship established during the 2016 conventions that resulted in more than 28 million video views across ABC News’ Facebook pages.
Throughout each debate day, ABC News will offer live streams and feature commentaries from anchors and correspondents at its New York headquarters. It will also incorporate viewers’ comments, questions and conversations in the Facebook Live coverage.
The debates will also be preceded by a new show called ‘Strait Talk’ and then followed by another Facebook Live show hosted by Nightline.
The first 2016 presidential debate takes place on Monday, September 26 at Hofstra University in New York and will be moderated by NBC News anchor Lester Holt, second debate will take place on October 9 at Washington University in St. Louis and will be hosted by ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
While the third debate will take place on October 19 at the University of Las Vegas with Fox News’ Chris Wallace moderating.
This is, however, not the first of its kind. A similar thing happened Last month when Facebook partnered with Wayne Rooney Foundation to stream Live a Charity match between Manchester United and Everton on Facebook pages of Wayne Rooney and Manchester United.