Learn how newsrooms can stream high-quality live broadcasts of breaking news and events from external sources.

Whether covering breaking news, politics, weather, or conferences, publishers and broadcasters can extend their reach by going live on Twitter. By pairing live video with the conversation on Twitter, media companies can show their audiences what’s happening in the world and interact with them in real time.


Twitter is where people go to find out what's happening in the world and what others are talking about. It's one of the first places people seek out to get up-to-date information and access to expert points of view.


Twitter allows news publishers and broadcasters to stream breaking news and events to their audiences, and take part in conversations happening in real time.


Using Media Studio, newsrooms can stream high-quality live video from external sources, including streaming software, hardware encoders, and professional cameras on Twitter.


You can learn more about how to go live on Twitter here.


#GoLive during breaking news

When an Amtrak train derailed in Washington State in December 2017, ABC News went live on Twitter with a special report featuring coverage from their Seattle affiliate, KOMO-TV.

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#GoLive during speeches

NBC News went live with President Donald Trump’s statement about the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018.

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#GoLive during severe weather

CBS affiliate WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Fla., went live on Twitter with continuous coverage as Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida in September 2017.

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#GoLive during political hearings

PBS NewsHour went live during former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017.

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