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Add Hulu to the list of places live-streaming John McCain and Barack Obama duking it out in their remaining presidential debates. The site will stream NBC’s coverage of Tuesday’s debate from Belmont University in Nashville Tenn. starting at 9 p.m. EST. This is also the first […]

Add Hulu to the list of places live-streaming John McCain and Barack Obama duking it out in their remaining presidential debates. The site will stream NBC’s coverage of Tuesday’s debate from Belmont University in Nashville Tenn. starting at 9 p.m. EST.

This is also the first time that Hulu is live-streaming content. Hulu told paidContent that live-streaming is something the site is “experimenting with initially as the presidential debates are highly relevant now.”

And since Hulu is a joint venture between NBC and FOX, the site is giving equal time by splitting up the streaming duties. Next week, Hulu will live-stream FOX News’ coverage of the debate on Oct. 15th. The site will carry on-demand versions of both debates following the live broadcasts as its done for previous ones.

The debate coverage is part of the new Hulu Election ’08 section of the site, which launched today. This new section also carries campaign coverage, interviews, humorous political clips and sketches from shows like Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, commentary from NBC and FOX shows, and more.

Hulu’s already been a big beneficiary of this election cycle as one of the only places to watch Tina Fey’s spot-on impersonation of Gov. Sarah Palin.

Hulu joins a lengthy list of sites live-streaming coverage of the McCain-Obama debate including MySpace, Current, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and C-SPAN.

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  5. Chris,
    Any reports on how they are live streaming it? CDN or any P2P? I would be curious to know what numbers they expect from # of concurrent users?

    John

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