WebGen as you may or may not know is used for many different purposes and in July 2011, the Technology division of the United Nations the International Telecommunications Union decided to utilise WebGen’s live webcasting capabilities to support its flagship event, ITU World 2011.
Throughout this leading technology event, there was a comprehensive conference programme. The goal was to take this conference agenda and distribute this to a global audience of users who were unable to attend the event. The live video feed from each session was encoded live and delivered into WebGen. This allowed the remote participants to view the sessions live from their own PC. Where applicable the live video feed was also synchronised live with the Power Point presentations that were being given in the room. Webcasting is a standard offering provide by our parent company Decisive Media.
However what made this event unique is that WebGen allowed the remote users to interact with the sessions by using the built in “Ask A Question” module as well as through Twitter. Any Tweet which had the #ITUWorld11
hash tag was presented to the moderators so this could be fed into the live discussion. The live feed was also presented onto the projectors within the room as well as onto the online platform. Using WebGen the tweets were moderated so the organisers could ensure that all tweets were suitable for publishing.
In total WebGen delivered 23 live webcasts in 3 days and at one point WebGen handle 4 live webcasts concurrently.
The Twitter interaction went down a storm and extended the reach of the content to an audience of millions and through the simplified interface it was a breeze to manage all the sessions at once.
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