Watch the Conventions, Debates Live with YouTube’s New Elections HubBy: Josh Wolford - August 22, 2012
YouTube has just announced a pretty impressive addition to the flood of political coverage leading up to the November 6th election. YouTube’s Elections Hub is billed as a “one-stop channel for key political moment from now through the upcoming election.”
And this includes both live streaming and on-demand content.
The live streaming lineup includes speeches from the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions, as well as the official Presidential and Vice Presidential debates beginning in October. It will all culminate with live election night coverage on November 6th.
The Elections Hub is also broadcasting Google+ Hangouts featuring “power brokers behind the scenes.”
It’s not just about the live streaming convention and debate video, although that’s admittedly the main draw. The Elections Hub also features on-demand and live streaming content from a variety of news organizations including; ABC News, Al Jazeera, BuzzFeed, Larry King, the New York Times, Univision, and the Wall Street Journal.
Plus, clips from players in this season’s election will be housed on the new hub. For instance, GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s YouTube apology, which was posted to the Todd Akin for Senate YouTube channel and cross-posted to the Elections hub. You may recall Mr. Akin getting in some pretty hot water for comments he made regarding rape, pregnancy, and abortion.