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Twitter and BBC collaborate to offer live video

Twitter announced a live video streaming partnership with BBC which will bring live video and breaking news from the BBC’s U.K election coverage to Twitter’s network. The deal specifically includes five BBC election specials that involve debates and election night results.

The BBC video coverage will be available in the Twitter application on both mobile and web and it will include live tweets that will refer to related hashtags like #bbcdebate, #bbccqt and #bbcelection. Bbcelection.twitter.com as well as Twitter’s “Explore” section will have these video streams. Curated selection of real-time tweets will also be displayed next to the video streams.

The BBC collaboration is one among other deals announced by Twitter with the aim of having live video available on its site 24/7. Twitter recently had live streaming agreements for shows from WNBA, BuzzFeed, Viacom, the NFL, MLB, PGA tour, Dick Clark Productions, Live Nation and others. Read More

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