ABC, Facebook Partner To Stream 2016 Presidential Debates

Viewing the 2016 US presidential debates without a cable subscription will be easy as long as you have a Facebook account. ABC News and Facebook have announced a lot of 2016 election-related content will be available on the social network, including the debates themselves.

ABC's page on Facebook will also provide live streams throughout the debate days and it'll offer pre-debate programming from its Straight Talk series beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

This partnership comes after ABC previously used Facebook to provide live coverage of the DNC and RNC.

Given the tremendous viewership we saw across the ABC News Facebook pages throughout the conventions, we're thrilled to continue the partnership and bring ABC News' wide-ranging live coverage direct to users' News Feeds for the debates. As we move further into the election cycle, there continues to be a voracious appetite for live content and we know many users turn to Facebook to engage and participate in the conversation. - Colby Smith, VP of Digital, ABC News

The first debate is on September 26.