As with many other issues, cable leads the way in providing comprehensive coverage of the current U.S. presidential campaign. As the results come in tonight, cable will provide a wide variety of choices to follow events as they occur.
The CYNOPSIS newsletter provides a comprehensive list of cable networks who will be providing coverage, which will include (in addition to the usual wall-to-wall coverage from the cable news outfits) BET, TV One, Comedy Central (live one-hour special with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert), BBC America, HDNet, Current TV, and others. The Wall Street Journal provides some details of the networks’ plans: TV Networks to Boost Glitz for Elections.
Instead talking heads blabbing away, it will instead a provide a pulsating map set to a live DJ set by Diplo. Contributions will pop up from users on Digg, Twitter and 12seconds.tv.
Contentinople’s Steve Donohue takes a look at how CNN is “reaching next-generation viewers [by] relying on more user-generated content and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.” Did you know that CNN’s Rick Sanchez has almost 30,000 followers on Twitter?