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Legislative Broadcasting

Schedule Channel Guide About Legislative Broadcasting
 

Hansard Broadcasting Services broadcasts proceedings of the Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Committees over its cable television channel, as webcasts and in a mobilecast format suitable for portable devices. In addition to these full-length broadcasts, podcasts of selected events are also available. Please check the Podcasts Podcasts page for details on subscribing to this service.

Television Broadcasting

Upcoming Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Committee broadcasts:

To find the daily sitting schedule of the B.C. Legislative Assembly, please refer to the Parliamentary Calendar Parliamentary Calendar.

To find you local TV channel, please visit the Channel Guide.

Assembly Broadcasts

Hansard Broadcasting Services televises live, uninterrupted coverage of proceedings from the floor of the Chamber. A repeat broadcast of the day's Oral Question Period airs at 7:00 p.m.

During debate on the budget estimates, a second section of the Committee of Supply, referred to as Committee A, may be empowered to meet concurrently in a separate meeting room. The proceedings of Committee A are recorded and rebroadcast after the Chamber proceedings.

Occasionally, the Assembly may activate a third venue, Committee C, which is rebroadcast on weekends.

Parliamentary Committees Broadcasts

Starting in the fall of 2014, Hansard Broadcasting Services has begun broadcasting the audio of Parliamentary Committee meetings over its cable television channel. Please refer to the broadcast schedule for details on live and pre-recorded Parliamentary Committee broadcasts.

Webcasting Services

Live Streaming

All Chamber, Committee A and Committee C proceedings and Parliamentary Committees meeting in open session are streamed live over the Internet, starting approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the event.

Archived Webcasts

All streamed events are archived and available for on-demand playback approximately 15 minutes after the event concludes.

Events being streamed live and links to archived material may be found on the Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Committees Webcasts page.

Mobilecasts

The Assembly's mobilecast service streams live and on-demand video of Chamber and Parliamentary Committee proceedings to Blackberry, iPhone and other streaming enabled mobile devices. The simplest way to get mobilecast is to open the following hyperlink via email, on your mobile device:

http://www.leg.bc.ca/m

Once your mobile device's web browser has opened the mobilecast page, bookmark the page for easy access.

Contact Information

If you have questions, comments or problems regarding television broadcasting, webcasting or streaming for mobile devices, please contact us at:

Hansard TV
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4
Telephone: (250) 356.9374
Fax: (250) 387.0950
E-mail: HansardTV@leg.bc.ca