Twitter’s live TV lineup grows with three Bloomberg weekday shows
Bloomberg will air three of its weekday news shows live on Twitter, and the companies will share the resulting ad revenue.
If Facebook wants to be the YouTube of digital live video, Twitter apparently wants to be the Hulu.
Twitter has struck another deal to bring traditional live TV programming to its platform. Bloomberg will syndicate three of its live TV shows — “Bloomberg West,” “What’d You Miss?” and “With All Due Respect” — on Twitter every weekday at the same time as they air on TV.
The shows will carry ads, and Twitter and Bloomberg will split that revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment on the ad portion of the deal.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has repeatedly associated Twitter with live on the company’s earnings calls since becoming its permanent CEO again last year and continues to back the claim with live video deals.
Earlier this year, Twitter struck a deal with the NFL to broadcast Thursday Night Football games on Twitter. And in the past week, Twitter has aired Wimbledon-related live coverage with ESPN and announced a deal with CBS News to simulcast its live coverage of the Democratic and Republican political conventions.
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