Rightster And ITN Productions Bring Live Video Coverage Of UK Phone Hacking Parliamentary Hearing To A Worldwide Online Audience

ITN Productions is partnering with Rightster to bring to a mass online audience live video coverage of the historic UK Parliamentary hearing into the on-going News International phone hacking scandal. On Tuesday 19th July at 2.30pm Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks are due to appear before the UK Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sports Committee to be questioned by MPs. Rightster’s video solutions are being used by ITN Productions to distribute a live stream of the proceedings to major publisher sites and internet portals including the Guardian, the Daily Mail, itn.co.uk and Facebook (via ITN’s page).

The on-going coverage of the phone hacking scandal has gripped the British population in the last few weeks. The live video stream of the Parliamentary hearing represents an unprecedented opportunity for people from both inside and outside the UK to witness first hand the responses from the main players involved. Rightster’s Advanced Video Streaming (AVS) team is providing ITN Productions with its extensive expertise in live streaming combined with the innovative Rightster system for video distribution and rights management , enabling ITN to easily and efficiently bring coverage of the proceedings to a global audience across major publishers’ sites.

The event is being enabled as part of Rightster’s ongoing partnership with ITN Productions to stream live coverage of major news events to multiple platforms and sites worldwide, including ITN’s Facebook page.

Rightster’s video system enables content owners and publishers to bring live coverage of major events to a mass audience across both traditional media outlets and new media platforms like Facebook. Content owners can easily and efficiently distribute content across publisher sites, alerting their network when new content is available. Publishers can access rights-cleared premium content, bringing quality coverage of major events to a global audience in new and innovative ways.

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