Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Prasar Bharati ties up with Google to live-stream 23 May counting of votes on YouTube

New Delhi: Prasar Bharati and Google have joined hands for the election results day on Thursday (23 May), to provide for a dedicated live stream of the verdict of the Lok Sabha and state polls on YouTube.

Google and Prasar Bharati will celebrate the biggest festival of democracy on 23 May by creating a dedicated live stream of the results on YouTube, Prasar Bharati officials said.

 Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Prasar Bharati ties up with Google to live-stream 23 May counting of votes on YouTube

People look at a screen displaying the election results coverage in 2014. Reuters

"What is going to happen is whenever anybody accesses YouTube from anywhere in India either through the website of YouTube or through the YouTube App, the first thing they will see on top will be a news stream from DD News updating the results," Prasar Bharati's Shashi Shekhar Vempati said.

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"It will be a sort of a landing screen. Once you click on that, it will be a live YouTube channel of DD News. Apart from that, the window will also have the option of live streaming 14 other DD regional stations of different languages," he said.

This will give a lot of visibility to the public broadcaster in terms of the vote count, which is authentic and credible because it has been seen in the past that for the first two to three hours, there is a lot of chaos and wrong reporting, Vempati said.

"So what this will ensure is that the public broadcaster's tally will be visible to anybody accessing YouTube. It is a significant measure in terms of bringing election results digitally in different languages and ensuring that the source is the most authentic in India," he said, adding that it is a first-of-a-kind tie-up between Google and Prasar Bharati.

This feature will be active on YouTube all throughout Thursday, 23 May.

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Updated Date: May 22, 2019 11:19:26 IST