European Parliament launches own web TV channel

The European Parliament has launched its own web TV channel. Known as EuroparlTV, its aim is “to bring Parliament closer to European citizens in a modern and creative format,” according to a press release. It also claims that “The EP preferred a web TV channel to a traditional
broadcast channel for several reasons. Among others, web TV fits much more readily with the direction of technology, in particular, the convergence of computer and television technologies and the rapid spread of broadband.”

EuroparlTV is not a single channel but split into four, with each directed to a different audience. Your Parliament, aimed at those with a particular interest in politics at the EU level; Your Voice conceived for the general public and providing the possibility of featuring user-generated content; Young Europe, aimed particularly at school children; and Parliament Live, which will cover parliamentary debates live on the web.