If you are not amongst the millions that will descend upon Washington DC on January 20th for the Barack Obama Inauguration, then you are probably planning how you are going to be able to view it. Most of us will be at work that day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch. With the Internet at our fingertips millions will be watching online!
So, next Tuesday, clear your calendar for a wile and choose the website of the news outlet that you want to watch. According to Newteevee.com and Liz Gannes, they are all covering the Barack Obama Inauguration online so you have many to choose from:
C-SPAN will be broadcasting the Barack Obama Inauguration festivities from Saturday through Tuesday. They will be showing events starting the Obama train journey to Washington, Inauguration Balls, President Bush’s departure from the White House, the Inauguration Parade and Swearing-in Ceremony.
CNN will stream the Barack Obama Inauguration and it will include status updates from Facebook users logged onto Facebook Connect. There will also be an anchor live at the Facebook offices to report on the experiences of users’ to the inauguration activities.
Fox News will show its “The Strategy Room” webcast throughout the day starting at 8:00 a.m. ET. It will also host a discussion of the Barack Obama Inauguration events on its Facebook page
CBS News will be covering the Barack Obama Inauguration live from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. It will also be covered during the normal 6:30 p.m. CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and then Couric is doing a one-hour inauguration special at 9 p.m. ET.
ABC News will also provide online coverage of the Barack Obama Inauguration from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET. They will also include coverage of Barack Obama taking the oath of office on its homepage from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET.
MSNBC will stream live Barack Obama Inauguration coverage on its home page and you can embed the feed into your own site or blog.
The Associated Press will be providing a live Barack Obama Inauguration webcast to its 2,000 affiliates starting at 7 a.m. ET.
Livestation, a special P2P application, is another way to watch the Barack Obama Inauguration from an international perspective. See the Inauguration from the point-of-view of the BBC World News, C-SPAN, Euronews, France 24 and Al Jazeera English.
Hulu will also have live coverage of the Barack Obama Inauguration. They will be using the Fox Broadcasting feed from 12-2 p.m. ET. The event will also be available on-demand after it ends.
If you simply can’t be at your desk then that doesn’t mean that you have to miss the events. You can see it on your cell phone, that is, if you are a subscriber to Verizon V Cast, AT&T Mobile TV or MobiTV. They will be streaming the Inauguration live and are gearing up for the surge in viewers.
If you don’t want to be alone for the historic Barack Obama Inauguration and you can skip away from your job for a while there are a couple other ways to see it. If you are in New York you can watch with other New Yorkers on in the jumbotrons in Times Square. Also MSNBC is running a promotion at Starbucks in Seattle, New York and San Francisco to simulcast the Barack Obama Inauguration in the coffee shops.