Merritt, British Columbia - July 10, 2013 - The City of Merritt will be live-streaming their City Council meetings over the internet effective July 23rd. The live-streaming process includes feeding live video and audio to a Vancouver based company, Playfullscreen Internet Broadcasting Ltd., where it is recorded, time indexed, fed to the City’s website and is available to anyone with internet access, including handheld devices.
“This process will enable the general public to view the meetings through the City’s webpage, from the comfort of their own home and at their own convenience.” said Mayor Susan Roline.
According to the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, Matt Noble, “The meetings are stored and available to view in perpetuity through the City’s website. The beauty of this system is that anyone can go to the City’s website at www.merritt.ca and watch the meetings or even a particular agenda item at their own convenience anytime, even weeks or months after the meeting was held.
Another live-streaming feature that is being planned to become available for viewers includes time indexing of meeting agenda items. This feature will allow viewers to fast forward and zero in on any meeting agenda item that may be of interest, without needing to view the entire meeting itself.
Initially, the City will be looking to live-stream just Council meetings, however other City business such as meetings of the Committee of the Whole and Budget deliberations, may be available for live-stream viewing in the future.
City Council meetings are normally held every second Tuesday at 7:00pm. City Council meeting schedules and agendas are available through the City’s website at wwww.merritt.ca.
Council meetings will still be available to view on Shaw Cable, albeit on a one-day delayed basis.
For more information contact:
»Mayor Susan Roline – 250-378-4224
»Matt Noble, Chief Administrative Officer - 250-378-4224