To make democracy accessible to everybody and to exclude no one unnecessarily – that’s the concept behind the RoyalCast Format for local government. Involve stakeholders in decisions and policymaking at committee meetings. Involve citizens, civil servants and professionals in municipal or provincial meetings. Give journalists a modern technological platform which enables them to follow live debates, to watch them afterwards and to share them with their readers.
From transparency to participation
Company Webcast is the leading pioneer in the field of webcasting for local government. We know how important it is to make decision-making truly transparent, for everyone – with no exceptions, even if it is difficult for them to attend in person. We go further than anyone else; we work to create true e-interaction between stakeholders. They are not only able to watch or listen live, but they can also get involved and ask questions, either directly or via a Twitter feed or chat. As well as closing the gap between yourself and local citizens, this also enables you to facilitate and stimulate active participation, for everybody. No one is excluded.
Traditional minute-taking is a thing of the past. With the RoyalCast Webcasts you have access to video minutes: the webcast itself. Councillors, citizens and journalists can all locate and review the relevant images quickly and easily in our RoyalCast Portal. It is possible to search based on topic, speaker or political party, or combinations thereof. Simply share parts of the broadcast or selected video clips and extend both the reach and the transparency within local politics.
One of the strengths of our RoyalCast technology is that we have existing links with all the most important applications and systems currently in use in the political arena. That saves time, money and customisation. RoyalCast is easy to integrate with:
- Paperless meetings: All local government bodies are involved in the shift towards paperless meetings. The benefits are endless. The integration of your live webcast and archived broadcasts is compatible with paperless meeting systems such as iBabs and RaadDigitaal by SIM, for example.
- Council information systems: No more double data entry with respect to the meeting and the agenda, and all webcasts are automatically distributed within your information management system. We support integration with SIMbri, GovUnited and Green Valley as standard.
- Discussion systems: Most meeting rooms have a professional audio discussion system which is also often equipped with video cameras. RoyalCast is compatible with virtually all discussion systems to enable the automatic on-screen display of speaker details. Hence, the entire webcast can be searched based on speaker and/or political party name afterwards.
Most Innovative Platform
In the coming months the RoyalCast Next Generation Webcasting platform will be rolled out in phases. On top of above mentioned advantages, the Next Generation Platform includes many new features. It may in fact be called the most innovative webcast platform. Watch a preview of the Next Generation Webcasting platform:
Join close to 100 other local government bodies in opting for a RoyalCast Webcast solution. Broadcast your meetings in a transparent and innovative manner. Involve local citizens. Go beyond merely making democracy accessible in real time by also offering citizens all the latest participation techniques.