The Judicial Conference of the United States recently approved a three-year pilot project to evaluate the effect of cameras in federal district courtrooms, video recordings of proceedings and the public release of digital video recordings of some civil proceedings. For more information, see here.
Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 53 prohibits electronic media coverage of criminal proceedings in federal courts. However, the Judicial Conference allows each appellate court discretion to permit broadcasting of oral arguments. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals allow such coverage.