City To Livestream News Conferences to Smart Phones
Wednesday May 22, 2013
In an ongoing effort to bring city services directly to citizens in the most convenient method, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that all mayoral news conference are now being livestreamed directly to smart phones-- through the Louisville Mobile App.
People can watch news conference live on their iPhones and Androids and can also access past news conferences and other events and shows featured on MetroTV. Previously, the city had only been livestreaming to the city website.
“This is another step in our plan to move more and more city services to the Internet and smart phones,” Fischer said. “We are also working on redesigning the city website to make it easier to use -- and also easy to view on smart phones.”
The mayor’s Six-Year Strategic Plan includes a goal to make more services available online. In addition to the livestreaming capability, the Louisville Mobile App (available for the iPhone & Android) also includes restaurant inspections scores, a park finder, a news feed and a trip planner for riding TARC.
Communications Director Chris Poynter said the livestreaming is part of a broader strategy to communicate with citizens through traditional media, new media, social media and via the Internet and smart phones.
"The goal is eventually to livestream Metro Council meetings to the web and smartphones," said MetroTV Director Holly Thompson.
All press conferences and council meetings are already accessible by visiting www.louisvilleky.gov/metrotv