XM Satellite Radio is teaming up with cable stalwart C-CPAN to provide a 24/7 channel dedicated entirely to the 2008 presidential campaign. It will be commercial-free and free-to-air, meaning it will be available on all XM receivers whether or not the owner subscribes to the service.
Programming will include "news updates, candidate interviews, complete speeches, debate coverage, latest polling results, fundraising status, and live call-in shows." Candidates will receive free airtime, content from bloggers and podcasters will be solicited, and C-SPAN will provide historical features. The service will preview in June with debate content, will formally kick off in September this year and will run through November 2008.