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Monday, July 11, 2016

C-SPAN to Provide Live, Gavel-To-Gavel Convention Coverage, Commercial and Commentary-Free

C-SPAN to Provide Live, Gavel-To-Gavel Convention Coverage, Commercial and Commentary-Free

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- C-SPAN will provide a nationwide audience with live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions.

Every minute of both conventions will be televised on C-SPAN, streamed live on, carried live by C-SPAN Radio and its free app, and be immediately catalogued and archived online in the C-SPAN Video Library. Each individual speech can be independently viewed and shared via the Video Library on Key speeches from each convention also will be available via C-SPAN's cable affiliates' On-Demand platforms.

C-SPAN has provided LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the conventions since 1984 on its flagship network. In 2000, C-SPAN was the first to livestream the conventions in their entirety, online at

In addition to complete podium coverage, TV programming, airing on the C-SPAN networks, will include:

-- Daily coverage of official party, delegate, and other political events
at both conventions.
-- Cameras around town providing a "delegates'-eye view" of Cleveland and
-- C-SPAN's live morning call-in program "Washington Journal" is
originating each day from the conventions.
-- Coverage of the parties' Rules and platform committees.
C-SPAN coverage will be virtually 24 hours a day throughout the two weeks of the conventions. Viewer calls and social media reactions to the events of the day will follow each day's official session.

All convention updates and highlights will be accessible directly from C-SPAN's website and social media including Facebook/cspan and @cspan on Twitter. C-SPAN will tweet links to the specific, clipped videos for podium speeches.

Created by the cable TV industry and now in nearly 100 million TV households, C SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C SPAN Radio, heard in Washington DC at 90.1 FM and available as an App (Android, iPhone, Blackberry); and a video rich website offering live coverage of government events and access to the vast archive of C SPAN programming.



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