Presidential Inauguration Airing Live on the Mobile Phone, Powered By MobiTV
event to mobile devices, airing President-elect
million subscribers can tune in live to ABC News Now, CNBC, CSPAN, FOX News
and MSNBC on their mobile devices to watch the swearing in of the 44th U.S.
President and all surrounding coverage – even the Inaugural Ball.
The breakdown of
-- ABC News NOW: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. (live coverage of the inaugural ball begins at 8 p.m.) -- CNBC: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- CSPAN: 6 a.m. - midnight -- FOX News: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- MSNBC: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
“This inauguration is history in the making, and MobiTV is pleased to make
it available to mobile phone subscribers through our wide carrier distribution
and deep content partnerships,” said
“Based on the large viewership increases we experienced for election night and
the debates, the gravity of the occasion and general tune-in spikes for high
interest live programming, we anticipate quite a large audience for
and MobiTV anticipates a significant mobile audience, especially given
historical MobiTV viewership spikes for the 2008 presidential campaign events
-- First presidential debate, September 26, 2008: 64 percent increase over the average daily viewing on mobile news channels that carried the debates on MobiTV. -- Vice Presidential debate, October 2, 2008: 102 percent increase over average daily viewing. -- Second presidential debate, October 7, 2008: 84 percent increase over the average daily viewing. -- Third presidential debate, October 15, 2008: 111 percent increase over the average daily viewing. -- Election Day, November 4, 2008: 373 percent increase in election night viewing minutes compared to the daily average on those channels.
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