Democratic National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube
Last week, the Republicans had their chance to showcase what they have to offer the American voters. Some of the highlights included Ann Romney’s well-received speech, Paul Ryan’s controversial speech, Clint Eastwood’s much-discussed speech, and finally Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. Those interested in the 2012 election were able to watch all of those speeches live, streaming on YouTube.
And YouTube isn’t playing partisan favorites. Starting today, they will be streaming the DNC speeches to millions of people on their dedicated DemConvention2012 channel (in English and Spanish).
“Starting September 4, we’ll give you an all-access pass to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Once again, every night during prime-time, you’ll be able to turn to YouTube to see all of the speeches like President Obama’s live address from Bank of America Stadium on September 6,” said YouTube in a blog post.
Before either of the conventions kicked off, YouTube unveiled a new Elections Hub that features reporting and videos from the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Al Jazeera, Univision, and BuzzFeed. The convention live streams are just an arm of this expanded political coverage, and you can check out the main Elections Hub for tons of campaign 2012-related videos while you wait for the DNC to kick off.
The conventions aren’t the only things that YouTube will be streaming this election season. They’ve also committed to bringing users the Presidential debates, starting in October.