Virtual Reality

C-SPAN to Provide VR View of Inauguration Prep

Will blanket the proceedings as new administration swears in 1/18/2017 11:03 AM Eastern

C-SPAN will not only be covering the inauguration of Dnald Trump wall to wall, but in 360 degrees as well.

 

The cable-industry provided public service multimedia platform will, for the first time, be providing a virtual view of backstage inaugural preparations via VR video on its YouTube channel, the network said.

 

Additional inagural coverage in VR has been announced by USA Today, and President Obama and his family are featured in a new 360-degree tour of the White House, created and released just as they prepare to move out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

 

The network will have coverage across all its platforms, including the swearing in of the president and vice president and the inaugural parade and balls; it will also give viewers the chance to engage via call-ins, guest commentary and reaction on social media.

 

C-SPAN filters will be available for Snapchat users for the Welcome Concert near the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 19, and views from around Washington will be on Instagram on Jan. 20.

 

C-SPAN will also post throughout the day on Snapchat Jan. 20 with "sights and sounds from the National Mall." Those are expected to include a number of protests if anti-Trump groups deliver on their promises to disrupt the proceedings.

 

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