10 Downing Street Boosting Online Video Presence

Last week, the British Prime Minister’s Office launched Number10TV, a new video channel as part of its Number10.gov.uk website. They’re using Brightcove’s Flash player to deliver the clips; right now it’s mostly “feel-good” PR stuff from Gordon Brown’s office, but it sets the stage for the PM’s office to have a direct video line to citizens for more important announcements. 

Brightcove is just one of several internet TV platforms that will be represented at Streaming Media Europe in a session called, fittingly, “Comparing Internet TV Platforms.” In addition to Brightcove VP of International Partherships Raghav Gupta, Ooyala CEO Bismarck Lepe and BestTV Founder and VP of Business Development Oded Felled will debate and discuss what content owners should look for when selecting a platform to help them deliver their content. The session will be at 13:45 on Thursday, 16 October; to register, visit the Streaming Media Europe site, where the full programme will be announced next week.

About Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

I'm the editor of Streaming Media magazine and StreamingMedia.com, and programme director for Streaming Media Europe. I speak frequently at European events, including IBC, the Nordic Media Summit in Copenhagen, and the Streaming Video Summit in Munich.

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One Response to 10 Downing Street Boosting Online Video Presence

  1. Nigel Smethers August 22, 2008 at 5:37 am #

    Now quite possibly the worst looking Government website ever.

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