Facebook to live stream US Democratic, Republican conventions

New York: Social networking giant Facebook has partnered with the US television network ABC for a non-stop live streaming of both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The Republican National Convention started in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday night and will run till Thursday while the Democratic National Convention is set for July 25-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Not just livestreaming, Facebook will provide an in-depth coverage of both the events, engadget.com reported on Monday. Earlier, micro-blogging site Twitter had signed a deal with the US television network CBS to stream both the conventions. Twitter has permission to broadcast the CBSN feed -- the company's 24-hour digital news streaming service -- and anyone online can watch for free even if they do not have a Twitter account.