UN TV joins Livestation line-up

By Robert Briel
December 8, 2009 20.06 UK

Livestation announced the addition of UN TV, the official TV channel of the United Nations, which is now available worldwide on the online streaming video service.

UN TV broadcasts key open meetings live from their headquarters, as well as the daily briefings of the Secretary General’s spokesperson and other major news conferences.

UN TV also airs United Nations television productions, such as 21st Century, a monthly documentary-style news magazine that puts a spotlight on issues of human interest, and UN in Action, a series of short television features on the work of the United Nations and its agencies.

UN TV also shows productions from the UN system’s Agencies, Funds and Programmes and some independent programming, like Global Connections, a talk show with UN officials hosted by Bill Miller.

Ahmad Fawzi, Director of the News and Media Division, commented in a statement: “We are very excited that UN TV will now be available to an international audience on Livestation. The channel offers viewers a window on the deliberations of UN Member States and on its important work around the globe.”

Matteo Berlucchi, CEO of Livestation, is delighted to welcome UN TV on Livestation: “We like to think that our service can help both majority and minority voices reach more people around the world. One of the key roles of the United Nations is to increase the global awareness of the important topics which are shaping our world today. By offering UN TV alongside BBC, Al Jazeera, Euronews and all our other international news partners we are sure we can help in this important task.”