Content delivery and management company Vualto has built a new video microsite for the National Assembly for Wales’ Senedd TV service.

The service live streams plenary meetings and committees across PCs and mobile devices with content subsequently available in a searchable video on demand archive.

Vualto worked with NEP Bow Tie, provider of multi-camera video coverage of the Assembly plenary and committee meetings, to build the new website to ensure coverage was available as widely as possible and fully bi-lingual to meet the requirements of full democratic access.

The platform has been built around the Unified Streaming platform, which creates a live stream for popular devices.

The sub-clipping feature in Unified Streaming provides an instant archive of each session as soon as the live feed finishes.

The website makes use of the HTML5-based HLS THEOplayer from Open Telly and has been recently updated to incorporate time-code accurate live captioning to display the names and political party of each speaker.

“One of the key issues for the National Assembly for Wales is that its citizens want to access content on whichever device is convenient at the time, with the same user experience,” said Vualto chief technology officer James Burt.

“Our solution puts the Assembly on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices as well as online, but without adding to the complexity of the operation or the look of the website.”