Multimedia News Content Leader in Washington since 1996

About Us

Leading Multimedia Coverage of the U.S. Congress

Senator Harry Reid speaks to the pressFedNet (http://www.FedNet.net) is a credentialed news organization and the leading provider of multimedia content of the United States Congress. FedNet maintains a robust video network throughout the Capitol complex for use in broadcast and web-based production. FedNet began broadcasting Congress on the web in 1996 and has since broadcast thousands of hearings, press conferences and complete, gavel-to-gavel, live coverage of Senate and House Floor Debates each day.

FedNet’s reputation for solid, innovative products and quality production of footage for a wide client base has persisted. Whether on-site with a camera crew or capturing and processing content, FedNet’s capabilities at the intersection of multimedia, the federal government and Congress have been sought after by a range of clients including CQ Roll Call, The Los Angeles Times, Tribune Publishing, McClatchy Newspapers, The Washington Post, National Academies of Science, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others.

In 2002, FedNet launched a proprietary searchable video database to provide timely, searchable access, retrieval, editing and posting of streaming coverage from the Senate and House Floor Debates. Millions such clips exist in the database and its users have access to over 40,000 hours of archived video. Every spoken word in the chambers since January 2002 is available through an easy-to-use web-based interface. reCap was sold to Congressional Quarterly (since FiscalNote) in 2007 and is currently managed by FedNet.

In 2012, FedNet released VUGUV, the first committed mobile streaming video of Congress. FedNet has provided video for any screen since that time.

In 2019, FedNet introduced NewsIntel, a groundbreaking live text service at the very frontier of newsgathering.

And in 2020, FedNet partnered with broadcast platform TVU Networks to provide similarly groundbreaking instantaneous media discovery and acquisition to the news industry.