"The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives."
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C-SPAN (pronounced /ˈsiːspæn/), an abbreviation of Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is an American cable television network owned and operated by the cable industry. It airs non-stop coverage of government proceedings and public affairs programming. C-SPAN does not accept outside advertising; the only commercials aired are for its own programming and products.
C-SPAN operates three television channels, one radio station and several websites that provide streaming media including archives of many C-SPAN programs. The television networks are:
- C-SPAN which provides uninterrupted live coverage of the United States House of Representatives. Also airs Washington Journal live every morning
- C-SPAN2 which provides uninterrupted live coverage of the United States Senate. It also airs Book TV on weekends (branded Book TV on C-SPAN2)
- C-SPAN3 which features other uninterrupted live public affairs events and airs a large amount of archived historical programming branded as C-SPAN3 History
|Launched||March 19, 1979 (C-SPAN) |
June 2, 1986 (C-SPAN2)
January 22, 2001 (C-SPAN3)
|Owned by||National Cable Satellite Corporation|
|Picture format||480i (SD) |
|Slogan||Created by Cable. Offered as a Public Service.|
|Broadcast area||United States|
|Headquarters||Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.|
|Sister channel(s)||C-SPAN2 |