RELEASE from CN8, The Comcast Network
CN8, THE COMCAST NETWORK AIRS LIVE BIPARTISAN NIGHTLY BROADCASTS OF THE
DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTIONS COMCAST'S EXCLUSIVE
REGIONAL NETWORK SERVES U.S. CONGRESS AND VOTERS WITH LIVE ON-AIR,
ONLINE AND ON DEMAND COVERAGE
PHILADELPHIA (July 29) -- CN8, The Comcast Network will offer live,
on-site nightly coverage of the Democratic and Republican National
Conventions, with availability on-air, online at www.CN8.tv and through
Comcast Digital Cable's ON DEMAND service.
CN8 serves more than 9 million viewers from Maine to Virginia, along
with direct feeds to U.S. Congress cable systems. The network's live
and ON DEMAND coverage allows voters and government officials to watch
these historic events at a convenient time and location, and review
select speeches and event highlights for up to two weeks following
"CN8's convention coverage furthers our 'America's Next President'
Campaign '08 programming that has made the network a news leader
throughout the year," said Jon Gorchow, vice president and general
manager of CN8, The Comcast Network. "With 2008 likely to go down in
the history books as a watershed year in politics, we pledge to offer
bipartisan coverage in a variety of formats so that everyone stays
informed, on their terms."
CN8 will air live nightly from 8-11 p.m. on Aug. 25-28 at the
Democratic National Convention in Denver and from Sept. 1-4 at the
Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul. CN8 Political
Director Lynn Doyle will host the coverage in-studio with guest
political experts. Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief Robert Traynham and
Special Contributor Larry Kane, covering his 21st and 22nd conventions,
will provide live reports from the conventions, while reporter Kevin
Walsh will be in the field to capture voter reaction.
Providing U.S. Congress and regional viewers from Maine to Virginia and
Washington, D.C. with smart, relevant political coverage has been a
hallmark of CN8 since its inception in 1996, and the network's
experience reporting on both national and regional politics is
far-reaching. Highlights include coverage of the National Governors
Association conference in July; Campaign '08 state primaries and
caucuses; the 2006 mid-term elections; the 2004 and 2000 DNC and RNC;
ongoing gubernatorial and senatorial races; mayoral elections and
debates; presidential inaugural and "State of the Union" addresses; and
thousands of Comcast Newsmakers segments, including more than 500
"Candidates On Demand" interviews.
CN8's political team has extensive industry experience, with Doyle, who
has sat down for exclusives with some of the most intriguing minds of
our time, from Mikhail Gorbachev and international leaders to U.S.
presidents, senators and governors; Kane, a Philadelphia news veteran
who has interviewed every president from Lyndon Johnson to George W.
Bush; and Traynham, a former political staffer on Capitol Hill and
communications director for presidential and senatorial campaigns.
In addition to airing on CN8, The Comcast Network, convention coverage
will stream concurrently on the network's award-winning Web site at
www.CN8.tv, with online-only event highlights and exclusive interviews
posted regularly. Comcast Digital Cable customers may also view ON
DEMAND coverage of each night's three-hour broadcast for up to two
weeks following the initial airing under: Get Local/CN8/Specials and
Get Local/Campaign '08/Next President.
CN8 will offer pre-convention coverage on "Roll Call TV with Robert
Traynham," CN8's exclusive 30-minute political roundtable produced in
conjunction with Roll Call, the must-read news source of Capitol Hill.
"Larry Kane: Voice of Reason" will host political pundits and
consultants on Aug. 24 and 31 to analyze issues leading up to these
events; and "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle" will air a pre-convention
special on Aug. 24.
About CN8, The Comcast Network
CN8, The Comcast Network is owned and operated by Comcast Cable
Communications, Inc., a division of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA;
CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com), the nation's leading provider of
entertainment, information and communications products and services.
CN8 provides the U.S. Congress and more than 9 million Comcast cable
viewers with a unique brand of live, interactive television delivered
over its own fiber-optic network to 12 states and 20 television markets
stretching from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. CN8 was founded
in 1996 and has quickly grown to become the nation's leading regional
cable network, airing more than 90 hours a week of original programming
from its six studios in the Baltimore, Boston, Delaware, New York,
Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas. CN8 provides in-depth coverage
and analysis of special events and important news that broadcast
networks often ignore. Since its inception, CN8 has delivered on its
mission to continually reshape and revolutionize regional television
and its relevance to local, regional and national viewers. CN8 is a
member of The White House Correspondents' Association and its
programming and hosts have been honored by the industry with more than
400 regional Emmy Award nominations.