Livestreaming for Governments [Infographic]
If you’re streaming city council meetings, town halls, press conferences, or other important messages, live video is a great way to keep your constituents engaged in real time. Live video is more popular than ever. From small townships to federal departments, governments of every size are using this new medium.
Several cities have already passed bylaws requiring local governments to start streaming city council meetings. The City of New York enacted a bylaw in 2014, mandating all community board meetings be livestreamed and accessible to all 8M New Yorkers.
Livestream is the leading provider of live video solutions, trusted by 367 government organizations across 36 countries to announce important information and maintain transparency with constituents.
“Livestreaming board meetings is an efficient and inclusive way to encourage more citizen involvement in the county government process” – John Barkley, County Administrator, Greene County, VA
How Local Governments are Using Live Video
In 2014, the City of New York (population: 8M) passed legislation requiring all community boards livestream their board meetings.
80% of audiences would rather watch live video than read a blog. (Source: Livestream and New York Magazine “Win a Free Mevo” Survey
82% of viewers prefer live video to social posts. (Source: Livestream and New York Magazine “Win a Free Mevo” Survey
“Livestream has been tremendous in facilitating the Chicago Mayor’s Office’s ability to connect with residents. Chicagoans can just go to the City’s website from any device and view the mayor’s events live in real time.” – Ankur Thakkar, City of Chicago Office of the Mayor
Austin, TX streams 3,100 video clips to its citizens each month. (Source: Swagit.com)
Gilbert, AZ reaches 50,000 people weekly through their social media channels. (Source: Tubular Insights)
59,691 viewers watched the US Department of the Interior’s Livestream in 2016.
“2.9B people are online. If you can’t use video to get to them, you’re irrelevant.” – Dana Berchman, Chief Digital Officer of Gilbert, AZ
367 government organizations across 36 countries use Livestream.
78% of people watch videos online every week. (Source: Hubspot)
67% of viewers say quality is the most important factor when watching a livestream broadcast. (Source: Livestream and New York Magazine “Win a Free Mevo” Survey)
100M Hours Of Facebook Videos Are Watched Every Day. (Source: Recode)