Where to Watch Obama's Inauguration on the Web

Hulu, CBS, ABC, CNN All Plan on Live-Streaming

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Tuesday is an historic day for America. Unfortunately for most of us, it's also a work day. Luckily, for those who want to witness President-elect Barack Obama take the oath of office at noon -- or watch everything from the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to coverage of the inaugural balls -- there is plenty of opportunity to do so on the web.

Those opportunities range from TV simulcasts from CBS, ABC, CNN and Fox News, to official feeds from the Presidential Inauguration Committee and the U.S. Senate feed of the swearing in ceremony, to amateur live streams such as the Obama Girl on Stickam.com.

CBS's Katie Couric is planning to go web-only with coverage of the after-inauguration events in a webcast sponsored by Audi. UStream.tv is porting its live stream to the iPhone.

And while the data will be a hodgepodge of metrics and standards, it's not too hard to imagine the inauguration of the United States' 44th president becoming the most-streamed event in history.

Mobile interruptions
Don't expect to be able to call, text or receive tweets from anyone at the inauguration, because as The New York Times reports, area cell networks are going to be overloaded. Nevertheless, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone told the paper he's doubling capacity for the micro-blogging service on the big day.

Here's a round-up of sites where you can watch:

Hulu (Fox News feed)

CBS News


C-SPAN (streamed via Mogulus)

Current TV

ABC News

Fox News



New York Times

Washington Post

Al Jazeera English

Livestation (International feeds from Al Jazeera, C-Span, BBC, euronews, France 24, Russia Today).
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