US president debates to be streamed by YouTube
October 3, 2012, 12:13 am TWN
WASHINGTON -- YouTube has announced it will stream the three debates between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, along with the vice presidential debate.
"No matter where you are in the world or how you'll be accessing the Internet, you'll be able to watch the most important events of the 2012 election on YouTube," the Google-owned video service said on its blog late Monday.
Coverage begins with the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday (0100 GMT Thursday).
YouTube will also stream the Oct. 11 debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan, and the two remaining presidential debates on Oct. 16 and 22.
The announcement comes following YouTube's decision to launch a 2012 "elections hub" devoted to the November vote.