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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 House 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.

House

Hansard Broadcasting Services televises complete, uninterrupted coverage of proceedings from the floor of the House. 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 live House proceedings. Occasionally, the House may activate a third televised venue, Committee C, with the same rules and provisions as Committee A.

Parliamentary Committees Broadcasts

Starting in the fall of 2014, Hansard Broadcasting Services has begun televising the audio of Parliamentary Committee meetings over its cable and satellite TV channel.

Scheduling Notes

House proceedings in the main legislative chamber are given priority and are always broadcast live. Evening rebroadcasts begin at 7:00 p.m. with the day's Oral Question Period, followed by the pre-recorded broadcast of Committee A proceedings, when that committee is active. The proceedings in Committee C are rebroadcast on weekends beginning at 9:00 a.m.

When Committee A is inactive, a complete rebroadcast of the day's House proceedings will be scheduled. However, the House rebroadcast may be pre-empted by pre-recorded Parliamentary Committee meetings that could not be aired live.

Webcasting Services

Live Streaming

All House, 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 House and Parliamentary Committees Webcast page.

Mobilecasts

The Assembly's Mobilecast service streams live and on-demand video of the proceedings of the House and Parliamentary Committees 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.

If you have questions, comments or problems regarding webcasting or streaming for mobile devices, please contact us at: webcast@leg.bc.ca

Contact Information

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