Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cost kills possibility of broadcasting council meetings |

I remember City Manager Bornstein saying he was given similar numbers by staff on installing a camera and live streaming video from the Commission Chambers. To his credit, he realized that a simple webcam from Office Depot and a cable were about all that is needed. True, the picture is a bit fuzzy and it is hard to sift through an entire meeting if you are looking for something. But it is useful for people who can't make it physically to the meeting to watch in real time and of course there is archived video afterwards. What I do just supplements the effort and increases accessible by having the videos on YouTube and they are usually in smaller segments according to different sections on the agenda. 

Palm Beach has the money to broadcast its meetings in HD and stream it to the world. The point is, they don't want to. Click title for link.