Time to stay up late: Here’s how to watch the U.S. presidential debate in the UK

Trump vs Clinton, here we go.
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The time has come for presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to debate face to face for the first time at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York.

Experts estimate the 90-minute face-off could be watched by as many as 100 million viewers, surpassing the 80 million who watched Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Monday’s debate, which is divided into six 15-minute sections, is set for 9 p.m. ET (2-3:30 a.m. Tuesday UK time) and will be moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.

The topics will be: America’s direction, achieving prosperity and securing America

In the UK, the debate will be available on these networks, both over Freeview and on cable:

  • BBC News Channel

  • Sky News

If your medium is the old-fashioned radio, don’t despair: BBC World Service will cover the debate live from 2 a.m.

Social media platforms are also stepping up to stream the debate. Viewers won’t need a cable login and will be able to watch live even if mobile: Twitter (in partnership with Bloomberg), Facebook (in partnership with ABC), and YouTube (in partnership with the Washington Post, PBS, and Telemundo).

SnapsSnapchat will coverthe debates via a “Live Story” from the point of view of students from the university hosting the debate.

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