C-SPAN confirmed today that it will be providing complete, unedited coverage of both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention. The coverage will be complete on C-SPAN television as well as streamed live on


Details from C-SPAN (PDF):

(Washington, DC; August 2, 2012) – C-SPAN, the political network of record, will provide its national audience with gavel-to-gavel coverage of the 2012 Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions (Aug. 27-30 in Tampa for the Republicans, and Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte for the Democrats).

Every minute of both conventions will be televised live on C-SPAN, streamed live on, carried live by C-SPAN Radio, and be immediately catalogued and archived in the C-SPAN Video Library. Each individual speech can be
independently viewed and shared via the Video Library. Key speeches from each convention also will be available via C-SPAN’s cable affiliates’ On-Demand platforms. And, C-SPAN will augment its signature live convention coverage with additional content for television, online, and social media — with its “Convention Hub” providing a central online social experience.

C-SPAN always delivers the most complete, unbiased convention coverage from start to finish. The process can be fascinating to watch as the formalities of delegate voting and candidate confirmation get underway.

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