Twitter, CBS Team Up to Live Stream GOP, Democratic Conventions

“Twitter is the fastest way to find out what’s happening in politics and to have a discussion about it,” Twitter CFO Anthony Noto says

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions will be streamed live on Twitter, thanks to a partnership between the social networking platform and CBS News’ online news service, CBSN.

The stream will include CBSN anchors and correspondents Josh Elliott, Elaine Quijano and Vladimir Duthiers providing complete coverage and analysis from both Cleveland and Philadelphia.

“Twitter is the fastest way to find out what’s happening in politics and to have a discussion about it,” Twitter CFO Anthony Noto said. “By bringing the live discussion of the Republican and Democratic national conventions together with CBSN’s live video stream of the proceedings, we believe we’re giving people around the world the best way to experience democracy in action.”

CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming service that will offer original reporting throughout both party’s conventions. The stream will be live on Twitter each day and coverage will incorporate top tweets on the day’s top events.

“CBS News will have the highest quality original reporting continuously throughout both conventions–we are very pleased that reporting will be so prominently featured on Twitter’s live platform,” CBS News president, David Rhodes said.

Twitter and CBS News also partnered during the network’s broadcast of primary debates for both parties. CBS coverage included real time metrics, curated Tweets and live questions Tweeted from voters.

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