Microblogging service Twitter and CBS News announced Monday a partnership to stream CBSN’s live coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions on Twitter.
“Twitter is the fastest way to find out what’s happening in politics and to have a discussion about it,” said Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief financial officer.
“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.”
“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,” said CBS News president David Rhodes.
CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service, will present wall-to-wall convention coverage featuring the full breadth of the CBS News reporting team.
The stream will be live on Twitter each day from gavel to gavel and will be enhanced with live, convention-related Tweets.