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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2008
CONTACT:Media and Communications
951.413.3053

Moreno Valley Now Streaming Public
Meetings on Web Site

The City of Moreno Valley has launched live and on-demand access to City Council meetings, Planning Commission meetings, Study Sessions and other City-produced television programming effective today. The City has contracted with San Francisco-based Granicus, Inc. to provide advanced web streaming of audiovisual content produced by MVTV-3, the City’s award-winning government access cable TV channel.

Local governments across the nation are making web streaming part of their e-government initiatives to improve government-to-citizen communication. “Video streaming is part of the City’s strategy to improve communications with the public and to show how the decision making process occurs at the local government level,” said Assistant to the City Manager, Angela Rushen.” “The goal is to make government more accessible to the community, and to engage viewers who previously have not been able to view MVTV-3 programming,” she said.

Council and Planning Commission meetings can be viewed “live” as the meeting occurs, and the meetings will also be archived and available on the City’s Web site for one year. The City is streaming audio from non-televised Study Sessions, though not live. The audio stream will be available on the Web site the following business day. MVTV-3 is also archiving some of its non-meeting programming such as videos on public safety, taxes, and parks and community services.

“The Granicus solution offers an integrated public record of public meeting agendas, minutes, and audiovisual content, which are all searchable by keyword in one easy-to-use interface,” said City Clerk, Jane Halstead. “Users can search by keyword or “jump” to the moment when a specific item was discussed through a drop-down tool that includes index points linked to the video,” said Halstead.

To view live or archived MVTV-3 programming, visit: www.moreno-valley.ca.us and follow the links for web streaming. Viewing videos is easy. Citizens can access it from any location that has an Internet connection, preferably high-speed. Windows Media Player is required to view the videos, and a link to download the free media player is available on the City’s Web site.

For more information on web streaming City Council meetings and other MVTV-3 content, contact the Media and Communications Division at 951.413.3053.

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Founded in 1999, Granicus Inc. is the leading provider of streaming media and legislative management solutions for over 250 government agencies across 27 states. Their application captures, stores, manages and distributes live and on demand streaming media content to optimize public meeting communications, public works projects, internal training and public education programs. Hosting over 50,000 public meeting archives for over 53 million direct residents, Granicus has the experience and expertise to deliver the most effective integrated streaming solution to all levels of government and public agencies. For more information visit: www.granicus.com.