Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - for immediate release

Oakville Town Council meetings now available on YouTube

Catch the live stream of our next Council meeting on the Live Stream page

We’re flipping the switch from TownTV to YouTube! As of March 21, 2016, residents can catch the latest live feed and archived coverage of Council meetings via the Town of Oakville website and YouTube channel.

“Transparency and accessibility to Council meetings are critical priorities for our Council,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “We believe live streaming Council meetings from YouTube will improve accessibility and offer a more user-friendly viewer experience for residents when they can’t attend in person.”

By switching to YouTube, the public can:

  • Access live and archived video content from all devices
  • Subscribe to the town channel and receive updates when new content or a live stream is available
  • Share videos and playlists through a variety of social media, web and email options
  • See when a video was posted and how many times it’s been viewed
  • Choose to have closed captioning on or off

The town’s YouTube channel was established in 2013 and now features a variety of videos highlighting town programs and services. YouTube is a popular video-sharing website for original video and live streaming content. By transitioning videos from TownTV to YouTube, viewers now have access to all Town of Oakville video content from one place that is easily accessible from desktop and mobile devices.

Live streaming of Council meetings was first introduced through TownTV in 2004 and provided a state-of-the-art platform for the public to access video content. Over the past several years, new online tools and technologies have changed the way people choose to access and view videos. Improving the way we present video content is another way the town is enhancing online services for Oakville citizens.

TownTV will no longer be available as of March 21, 2016 and viewers will be redirected to the Live Stream page.

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