Minneapolis 79 sports new enhancements
To coincide with the City’s shift to a new web address, Minneapolis’ government television channel has been revamped.
Among the changes viewers will see on Minneapolis 79:
- A "live" graphic bug in the upper left corner during live council meetings so viewers can immediately tell when they are tuned in to a live City Council or Committee meeting.
- New "lower third" graphics provide on-screen information during City meetings such as the name of the speaker or the agenda item under consideration.
- A consistent programming schedule so it’s easier for people to know when to tune in to watch a Council or Committee meeting.
- A new set of short public education videos that promote important City news and information. These "Did You Know…" segments are produced in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong and cover topics such as when to call 311/911, how to be a responsible pet owner, saving energy, protecting your home from fire or preventing burglary.
The Channel 79 program schedule includes more rebroadcasts of government meetings. In addition to airing live and rebroadcast City Council meetings on Minneapolis 79, the City of Minneapolis offers live and archived meetings on its Minneapolis Government TV website.
Live Minneapolis 79 programming can now also be viewed on most mobile devices.
Published Aug. 3, 2011