The Twitter Inc. logo is displayed with the AMERICAN flag during the company’s IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Nov. 7, 2013.
Twitter is working with local news stations stream live broadcasts during the big the latest news, a report said Wednesday.
The new initiative has already rolled out, with the stream of WSVN-TV in Miami’s images of the Florida shoot at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, BuzzFeed News reported.
Twitter is to begin to live, the local news broadcasts in a live streaming window next to the timeline during big news events. The initiative to these videos is currently being rolled out across the platform, and the in action yesterday. https://t.co/KKqf9aA4hM
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The live broadcast was shown next to the users in the US’ timeline hour on Wednesday.
“We continue to work on new ways in which we can surface credible and relevant information to help people stay informed,” Twitter video GM Kayvon Beykpour told BuzzFeed News in a statement via e-mail. “By the link of live video with the conversation on Twitter, there is no faster way to see what is happening in the world,”
The move shows Twitter embracing her role as a media and news organization, according to the report. The users were also interested in the content, with Wednesday being broadcast at a given moment, the registration of more than 50,000 simultaneous Twitter viewers.