C-SPAN Launches Free Mobile Video App

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C-SPAN has added a free mobile video app to its list of public interest platforms, which include the cable nets, website and radio.

C-SPAN, the suite of public affairs networks and programming funded by the cable and satellite industry, said it has just released to the Apple App Store and Google Play, C-SPAN Now, which features video of the day's top political events.

On demand coverage includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of the House and Senate, as well as congressional hearings, White House events, court arguments, campaign events and more.

Users can also access C-SPAN Radio, the newest episodes of "Washington Journal" and "Q&A."

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"Through our digital consultancy partnership with software developer Globant, we've built C-SPAN Now to bring C-SPAN's mission — delivering an unfiltered, high-quality viewing and listening experience of our government's proceedings — to another digital platform and to new audiences," said C-SPAN VP of digital media Richard Weinstein of the new app. "Our viewers have been telling us: We want C-SPAN video on an app. Today, we're excited to tell our audience: Here it is."

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.