Sky News announces extensive US election coverage plans

Sky News has unveiled big plans for the upcoming US election, with nightly shows live from the States, and streaming across multiple platforms and services, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The US presidential election is always a big event even over here in Blighty. This year though interest is particularly high, thanks largely to the - ahem - 'divisive' campaign of Donald Trump. If you, like many, are watching the events closely, there will be lots to follow on Sky up to the big night itself and beyond.

Coverage starts on Monday 31 October with America Decides - presented by Jeremy Thompson. The show will provide analysis of the events of the final days of the candidates' campaigns, as well as discuss key issues with special guests. It airs at midnight-1am each night.

From Monday 7 November, pretty much the whole Sky News team heads over to the US, to a studio overlooking Times Square, New York - the home state of both candidates. Adam Boulton, Gillian Joseph, Sarah-Jane Mee, Dermot Murnaghan and Kay 'sadness in its eyes' Burley will all be on hand to anchor coverage.

On election night itself (8 November), Thompson's back to present Clinton v Trump: America Decides. Adam Boulton will be up in Washington and Kay Burley will travel round New York to speak to voters, campaigners and officials.

It'll all be watchable on Sky News of course, but you'll also be able to see live coverage on Sky News' Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as YouTube. There will also be specific social media content, including a 360 degree film about the election, videos that explain some of the intricacies of the US voting process and interviews with election experts and voters.

John Ryley, head of Sky News, said: "No American election campaign has captured the world's attention like this one. We are sending more people than ever before to cover the most bitter and controversial election in modern US history bringing our customers the best news, debate and analysis from our unrivalled team of specialists and presenters across TV, mobile, radio and social media."

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