City meetings back on the (digital) airDecember 16th, 2010 by tristan baurick
Bainbridge’s public access station may be gone, but live video coverage of the city’s meetings will continue.
Less than a week after Bainbridge Island Television broadcast its last city meeting, the city had a web-streaming system up and running.
The first webcast from the city’s website was last night.
City information technology manager Steve Miller, who was manning a computer and joystick in the spot where BITV’s equipment used to be, said the new system works well. From his compact command center, Miller was able to manage two remote-control cameras mounted on tripods. The glitches and delays prevalent in BITV’s web streaming were not a problem for the city’s system because City Hall has a higher-capacity Internet connection.
The city is finalizing a short-term agreement with Bremerton Kitsap Access Television to also air the meetings on cable, probably on Channel 12 or 22, which have gone black after BITV shut down on Monday.