Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What is C-Span? C-SPAN ( Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network ) - American cable television network owned and operated by the cable industry.

C-Span Video - Video archive of C-Span coverage, I think it's mentioned that - this coverage recorded is from 1987 onwards -

See http://www.c-spanvideo.org/about

"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."

Source of excerpt from the article "C-SPAN" from Wikipedia

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

C-SPAN logo
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)
1080p (HD)
Slogan Created by Cable. Offered as a Public Service.
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area United States
Headquarters Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
Sister channel(s) C-SPAN2
C-SPAN3
C-SPAN Radio
Website http://www.c-span.org

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