Government Video’s Website of the Week: Seattle Channel

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In need of a solid example of what a PEG channel supporting a large city should look like? Then take a look at Seattle Channel, the PEG provider for Seattle, Washington and this week’s Government Video Website of the Week.

Seattle Channel has everything a PEG operator’s website should have: a live stream of its cable channel, on demand video of shows and past gavel-to-gavel coverage of city council meetings. But the reason this website gets a nod of approval is for its updated and simple design. For example, when looking for the latest video of a Seattle City Council Budget Committee meeting the user only needs to click on the “Mayor & Council” tab and is immediately directed to most recent meeting videos. Each on-demand gavel-to-gavel video even has markers to show viewers where a specific part of the public meeting begins.

Seattle Channel as a PEG operator airs on two cable channels. It’s also a recipient of the Radio Television Digital News Association’s 2015 Kaleidoscope Award as well as winner of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors’ Excellence in Government Programming award.

Have you seen a standout website that you think would make a good candidate for Government Video’s Website of the Week? Drop us a line at cvigliano@nbmedia.com!

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