Last week, we alerted you to all the Democratic Convention goodness going online, but with video and links now live along with a couple of new players, we thought it was a good time to update our online video guide to the biggest, bluest political party of the year.
Mobile vid-casting technology will get put through its paces as a number of outlets cover the action while being in the action.
Citizen journalism site The Uptake is posting live videos (Michelle Obama inspects the DNC stage!).
Normally stodgy C-Span is jumping into the online video game with both feet as it gets all up in new media’s face with a new video hub that will incorporate citizen journalists’ YouTube videos and Qik livestreams, along with its normal coverage.
These streams won’t be using mobile devices, but will still provide live coverage.
The Democratic party itself is streaming the whole event in HD-quality at DemConvention.com (along with a Spanish language simulcast). Coverage begins at 3 p.m., but they have “countdown” videos up now. Move Networks and Microsoft’s Silverlight are powering the video for the convention, and the quality of the video that’s up now is quite good.
Ustream will be streaming live coverage from “The Big Tent” at the convention. The Big Tent will be a gathering place for new media journalists and bloggers, as well as home to the Digg stage, which will feature speakers such as T. Boone Pickens, John Conyers and DailyKos’ Markos Moulitsas.
Stickam has hooked up with Washington D.C.-based radio station WMAL to broadcast The Chris Plante Show from Denver.
Not to be outdone, the big boys are throwing all kinds of online video coverage the Democrats’ way.
CNN and Fox News are both offering live video. ABCNews.com will provide live-streaming coverage as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Katie Couric is doing special live Web-only programming from the convention. And MSNBC.com will also be providing live-streaming coverage with its excellent video player.
VIDEO SHARING SITES
Not to be left out, video sharing sites will be getting in on the action as well.
YouTube will have video uploaded from the show floor as well as behind-the-scenes footage from party leaders and delegates.
Dailymotion is curating videos that will be shown at the Digg Stage in The Big Tent, as well as encouraging people to upload videos from the convention to the Dailymotion News Channel.