ASHEVILLE NC – The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that its online live stream of the Government TV Channel (www.ashevillenc.gov/gtv) is now available on more devices and operating systems thanks to upgraded streaming technology.
The City of Asheville has provided live streaming of the Asheville Government Channel since 2008, broadcasting Asheville City Council meetings, public service announcements and notices of special events. Offering government programming over the internet is one way the City of Asheville increases its outreach and makes public information accessible to everyone. The Asheville Government Channel also airs on Charter Cable Channel 193 (formerly channel 11). Asheville City Council meetings and government related videos are available on-demand at the city’s YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/cityofasheville).
The city website’s new streaming system uses H.264 video format, which is compatible with more operating systems and devices, including mobile devices, than the previously used Widows Media, expanding the availability of the channel’s information.
“With the increasing popularity of mobile devices, we thought it was important to make the content accessible to as many devices as possible,” says Systems Analyst Jeff Reble. “The recently upgraded system uses the most commonly supported video streaming format in use today.”
Viewers, as well as websites linking to the City of Asheville live stream, will find it at the same location online: www.ashevillenc.gov/gtv.