As the presidential elections unfold, upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions have become promising must see events on the TV. AT&T and DirecTV have well understood this, and are offering their subscribers complete coverage of both the proceedings.
The Republican National Convention is scheduled from July 18 to July 21 and businessman Donald Trump is expected to be the nominee for the Presidential elections from the party. The Democratic National Convention is scheduled from July 25 to 28 and former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is expected to be the nominee from the party. Both the events will be aired live on DirecTV.
Customers of U-Verse and DirecTV will be able to watch the conventions without any interruptions or commercials. As per the reports, each and every moment of the convention will be aired unedited and without any commentaries.
DirecTV subscribers can watch the event on channel number 347, or on the DirecTV website. The broadcast will also be available for live streaming on the DirecTV app.
Subscribers of U-Verse can tune to channel number 212 to watch the Republican National Convention and channel 213 for Democratic National Convention. You can also watch the broadcast on U-Verse website or with the U-Verse app.
“2016 will be one of the most talked about elections in our nation’s history. We’re proud to offer this service, so our customers can see convention coverage uninterrupted,” said Dan York, Chief Content Officer for AT&T. “Watching these events unfold unedited and without commentary provides a unique perspective.”
AT&T said that they have now tripled their LTE capacity by adding new fiber, and by installing 16 Distributed Antenna Systems and upgrading 165 LTE cell sites. This is in accordance with their plans to telecast all the latest upcoming events without any interruptions.
Cable users can get similar coverage from C-SPAN. C-SPAN has been providing live telecast of both conventions since 1984, and a representative from the company said that they would continue their tradition offering of commentary and commercial free coverage of the events.