June 3, 2008
Detroit City Council Streams Live and On-Demand City News Online Using DigitalFX International’s helloWorld Studio
LAS VEGAS, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DigitalFX International, Inc. , a digital communications and streaming video provider, announced today that the City of Detroit is using the DigitalFX helloWorld Studio, an all-in-one, robust streaming video suite of tools, to live broadcast its city council meetings and to send video email announcements to its' constituents. The continued successful use demonstrates DigitalFX International's viability for municipalities as a superior cost-effective solution for reaching citizens immediately.
Kwame Kenyatta, Detroit City Council Member, said the Detroit City Council "recognized the need for complete and accurate coverage of the City's business, so the decision was made to utilize the advancements of today's technology and allow citizens a new outlet for following the legislative process. Following that decision, the implementation has produced a mass of positive feedback, proving the necessity of such a service and at no cost to the viewer. As a subscriber to helloWorld, I not only acknowledge its advantage, but I also recommend this form of communication to other municipalities seeking to build the relationship between elective bodies and the citizens they represent."
The City also uses streaming video emails to raise awareness for its local school system with messages from local community leaders and sports celebrities,
Craig Ellins, chief executive officer of DigitalFX International, said, "helloWorld offers all municipalities the opportunity to extend their reach with our easy-to-use and affordable live and on-demand streaming video solution. We're proud to be chosen by the City of Detroit as they show local governments the benefits and effectiveness of streaming meetings live."
Ellins continued, "The City's use of helloWorld, proves the viability of DigitalFX solutions for all facets of government. Detroit's usage represents a significant new market sector for DigitalFX."
To view Detroit City Council meetings which are broadcast live and archived for viewing at any time, please visit http://www.helloworld.com/dcctv.
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DigitalFX International is a creator of web-based products such as streaming live and on-demand video, video email and digital storage that because of their extremely low cost for the first time brings the next generation Internet revolution to individuals through its http://www.helloworld.com/ , and small and medium-sized businesses via its http://www.firststream/. The company also develops and markets proprietary communication and collaboration services, and social networking software applications, including its flagship product, called The Studio. The Studio is a cost-effective, all-in-one, web-based solution that allows users to send email and video email, group chat with video, conduct a private, public or pay-per-view live webcast, upload digital content, and post videos on demand in multiple media formats. For more information about DigitalFX, please visit us at http://www.digitalfx.com/.
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