YouTube to air presidential debates live on Elections page

The company is partnering with ABC News on the coverage and will offer commentary and analysis from eight sources.

YouTube's Election Hub.
YouTube's Election Hub. Screenshot by Dara Kerr/CNET

YouTube has partnered with ABC News to cover the four presidential and vice presidential debates.

The company announced today that it will air the three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate live on its Elections Hub page. YouTube says it will get the feed live from the ABC News YouTube channel and will air the four debates in their entirety.

YouTube's airing marks the first time the company has streamed the presidential debates. After they air, the debates can also be viewed in full on

To enhance its coverage, YouTube will have commentary and analysis from its eight Elections Hub partners, including New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Larry King, and Al Jazeera English, in addition to ABC News.

YouTube debuted its Elections Hub in August . The page includes official news, speeches, and coverage of key events.

The first presidential debate airs live on Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT.

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