Company Webcast is a pioneer in enabling local municipalities to involve multiple stakeholders seamlessly within one democratic, inclusive process. Our webcasts and webinars involve stakeholders, civil servants and citizens in the development of key decisions and policy-making. Journalists experience our modern online platform enabling them to follow live debates, watch afterwards, and share them with their readership.
From transparency to participation
We know how important it is to make decision-making genuinely transparent for everyone – even if it is difficult for them to attend in person. Our webcasts and webinars deliver true online interaction between stakeholders. They are able to watch or listen live, and can get involved and ask questions, either directly or via a Twitter feed or chat. Our online events help close the gap, and stimulate active participation, for everyone.
Through our webcasts and webinars you have access to video minutes. Councillors, citizens and journalists can all review the relevant content quickly and easily in our online portal. It is possible to search based on topic, speaker or political party, or combinations thereof. Simply share parts of the broadcast or selected video clips to extend both the reach and transparency of local politics.
One of the strengths of our technology is that we have existing links with all of the most important applications and systems currently in use in the political arena – that saves time, money and any requirement for customisation.
The webcast platform is easy to integrate with:
- Paperless meetings: all local government bodies are involved in the shift towards paperless meetings, and the benefits are endless. The integration of your live webcast and archived broadcasts is compatible with the paperless meeting system, such as iBabs.
- Council information system: no more double data entry for the meeting or the agenda. All webcasts are automatically distributed within your information management system. We support integration with various standards.
- Discussion systems: most meeting rooms have a professional audio discussion system which is also often equipped with video cameras. Our webcast platform is compatible with virtually all discussion systems to enable the automatic on-screen display of speaker details. Hence, the entire webcast can be searched afterwards, based on speaker and/or political party name.