Telestream Wirecast Helps the Town of Chatham Increase Municipal Transparency to Residents

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Using Wirecast to record and post municipal meetings online delivered a 10x increase in views

Last Updated: October 14, 2015 3:02 pm GMT
(Nevada City, California--October 14, 2015) Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Channel 18, the 24-hour government television station for the Town of Chatham, Massachusetts, adopted its Wirecast software as the town-wide system to record all municipal meetings and upload/archive them on the Town website. In doing so, the Town realized a 10x increase in the number of resident views of these meetings, significantly expanding local government transparency.


Channel 18 Media Coordinator, Ryan Darmon

The Cape Cod community of Chatham had been live-streaming the meetings of seven of its 40-50 committees, commissions, and boards on Channel 18, but wanted residents to have access to all of the municipal sessions. Since A/V staff could not be present at all meetings, Channel 18 sought a town-wide recording system that could capture and upload them to the website quickly, easily, and within a $30,000 budget.

Channel 18 Media Coordinator Ryan Darmon was tasked with researching solutions. “We didn’t really come across any towns that were recording to the same extent we needed to. We looked at all kinds of things – surveillance systems, encoders, and of course a lot of recording systems. In the end, even though Wirecast is primarily used for live streaming, it has a powerful production system that allows for really easy recording. It was ideal for us.”

Channel 18 set up Wirecast recording in six conference rooms around the Town. Each includes a Dell Precision T1900 running Wirecast software, a Sony Evi-D camera, and (depending on room requirements) Sennheiser goosenecks, crown ceiling microphones, and table-installed Beyer Dynamic boundary mics. Mics run through Shure mixers into Osprey 260E video cards in the Dell PCs, and video runs directly into the cards. Each ‘kiosk’ is rack mounted in the Middle Atlantic enclosures. Users simply log into their encoder on the PC, open Wirecast, and click ‘record.’ At the close of the meeting they click ‘record’ to stop, turn off the PC remotely, then upload meetings to their archive via their CDN, Earthchannel.

“Since we’ve implemented self-serve recording, views have gone from 30,000 to over 340,000,” said Darmon. “Using Wirecast has proven to be really effective in making the Town proceedings more transparent to residents, and it has been incredibly reliable and easy to use.”


About Wirecast
Wirecast is the only cross-platform, all-in-one live streaming production software that enables capture, live production, and encoding of live streams for broadcast to multiple servers and platforms simultaneously. Wirecast is ideal for streaming or recording live internet shows, broadcasting breaking news and sports, streaming live concerts and games, transmitting church services, corporate meetings, lectures and more. Pro production features include live scoreboards, 3D virtual sets, chroma key support, advanced audio controls and more.

More information is available at www.telestream.net.


About Telestream

Telestream provides world-class live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions that allow consumers and businesses to transform video on the desktop and across the enterprise. Many of the world’s most demanding media and entertainment companies as well as a growing number of users in a broad range of business environments, rely on Telestream products to streamline operations, reach broader audiences and generate more revenue from their media. Telestream products span the entire digital media lifecycle, including video capture and ingest; live and on-demand encoding and transcoding; captioning; playback and inspection, delivery, and live streaming; as well as automation and orchestration of the entire workflow. Telestream corporate headquarters are located in Nevada City, California. The company is privately held. For more information, visit www.telestream.net.

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