Apple has today announced that it has partnered with ABC News to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of the key events of the U.S. 2020 presidential election through the Apple News app, beginning February 7, 2020.
Apple News will feature ABC News videos and live-streaming coverage, as well as FiveThirtyEight polling data, infographics, and analysis during key moments in the forthcoming election.
The ABC News-Apple News collaboration will the Democratic primary debate on February 7 in New Hampshire, and will extend through Super Tuesday, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the general election debates, election night and the 2021 presidential inauguration.
“We’re proud to partner with ABC News to present the millions of people who use Apple News each day with dynamic live coverage,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News:
“This election is one of the most consequential in modern history, and this unprecedented partnership with Apple News will deliver our world-class political journalism to more people than ever before,” said James Goldston, president of ABC News. “It will enable millions more people to have a deeper understanding of the key issues, candidates and events by providing straightforward information, insight and context during the entire 2020 cycle.”
Back in September, ABC News hosted the most-watched debate of the 2020 presidential cycle so far, drawing 12.9 million viewers on ABC, and delivering 11 million online video views.