Webcasting for local authorities
In cities, counties and boroughs across the UK, local authorities are continuously looking at ways to increase engagement with the communities and individuals they serve.
Webcasting has been an important development as these governmental bodies aim to become more transparent about their decision-making, ensuring they remain visible and accountable to the public.
buk Solutions is a leading provider of audio-visual technology that enables councils to make their activities more democratic. It gives the public, press and other stakeholders the opportunity to access key meetings from the comfort of their own homes, at work or on the move with the webcasts broadcast straight to YouTube. Users can even select which camera they would like to view during a broadcast.
buk Solutions has significant experience in providing webcasting solutions to councils in a way that gives Local Authorities much more control in the output delivered. We offer a variety of webcasting facilities and solutions which includes the provision of equipment and software which, importantly, is simple to use.
This easy-to-use technology can then be managed in-house, which has proved popular with Local Government organisations such as the London Borough of Hillingdon, as there is no reliance on an external 3rd party provider charging for support services or hosting an unneeded ‘dedicated micro site’. It also gives councils total control of what is webcast and when it is broadcast – either live and/or recorded.
The webcasting package can be fixed or portable and can include camera control software and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras which can be linked to council chamber microphones, providing a close-up ‘headshot’ of the person speaking. The archiving process is also hugely simplified with the broadcasts stored directly through YouTube, no need for costly storage and hosting.
Get in touch with our team of specialists at buk Solutions for a cost-effective, simple to use and easy to manage webcasting service.