Twitter continues with its effort to empower Indian government's Digital India initiative by now collaborating with media group India Today and news channel Aaj Tak to live stream the ongoing Gujarat Elections.
Twitter will live stream the counting day on December 18 which is slated to broadcast both in English and Hindi.
The live stream is available for free to logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and connected devices globally; and each stream will be accompanied by a Twitter timeline, featuring in real time Gujarat Election-related conversation.
Amrita Tripathi, acting head for news partnerships, Twitter India said: “Twitter is where people come to see what’s happening in India and the world. We’re excited to launch the first live stream of elections in India together with India Today and Aaj Tak, providing people in India and around the world with the opportunity to follow all the election-related action in real-time, with the best analysis and commentary in the business.”
Salil Kumar, chief operating officer, India Today Group Digital said: "The election coverage of the India Today Group offers a great mix of capturing the action from the ground and insightful analysis from top experts. Streaming content Live through Twitter gives it an additional reach and allows us to capture the real-time mood and sentiment of the people."