Apple announced on its website today that Apple News will team with ABC News for the 2020 presidential election coverage. Apple News and ABC News will collaborate to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of important events leading up to the 2020 Presidential Election via the Apple News App. The partnership will start with the Democratic primary debate on February 7, 2020.
Apple goes on to say in its blog post
“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 2020 election. ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV will partner for the February debate, the first to be held after primary voting begins.
The ABC News-Apple News collaboration will extend through Super Tuesday, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the general election debates, election night and the 2021 presidential inauguration.”
Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News said
“Access to quality news and trusted information is always important, and never more so than in an election year,” going on to say “We’re proud to partner with ABC News to present the millions of people who use Apple News each day with dynamic live coverage and responsible analysis during the major news moments of the 2020 election.”
ABC is a very decorated and trusted news source in the world winning four Edward R. Murrow Awards this year and hosting the most-watched debate of the 2020 presidential cycle up to this point. Apple hopes I am sure to get more eyes on Apple News in hopes users will purchase the Apple News+ service for $9.99 month which has been off to a slow start despite being great service.