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US House of Representatives turns to VOD for transparency

US House of Representatives to increase transparency with VOD

US House of Representatives to increase transparency with VOD

The US House of Representatives is to utilise Elemental video processing to produce live streams, video-on-demand (VOD) assets, and archival recordings of all House committee and sub-committee sessions in an effort to make these governmental activities more transparent for US citizens.

The US House of Representatives is one of US Congress’s two chambers responsible for making and passing federal laws. Its twenty committees consider bills and issues within their legislative jurisdictions..

“We are now able to reliably offer Americans uninterrupted viewing of proceedings with the high quality they expect,” explains Todd Redlin, senior engineer, broadcast specialist for the U.S. House of Representatives. “Space-saving, energy-efficient video processing solutions from Elemental are easy to use, and streamline video operations so our engineers can be deployed more effectively.”

The US House, including all 20 House committees and sub-committees, use Elemental Live and Elemental Conductor to stream and record proceedings for video delivery to YouTube, where constituents may watch hearings in real time or view at a later date on demand. In addition, two separate video archives are created simultaneously for the congressional content. One is stored in a local archive, and the second is officially preserved by the Library of Congress as a record of national history. The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress.

 

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