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Election Campaign Opening To Be Streamed Live

Sunday, July 7, 2002

Livemedia Limited

Political Party's International Election Campaign Opening To Be Streamed Live Via Internet

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. Livemedia Limited will today deliver a live feed of the ACT New Zealand’s International Campaign Opening via the Internet.

"I believe this is the first time a political party in New Zealand has lived streamed a campaign opening which can be viewed not only in New Zealand but around the world" said David Buckingham, Director of Livemedia.

Livemedia Limited has been contracted to provide a range of Internet video services to ACT New Zealand.

"We are excited to be helping provide technology services to a political party that has embraced of e-politics" said Mr Buckingham.

Registered New Zealand voters not only resident here but around the world will also be able to watch the opening in their own time, on-demand via the Livemedia service in both English and Chinese.

"The Internet is breaking down the barriers of communication. Streaming video is becoming a mainstream communications tool not only in the area of e-politics but available to anyone who wishes to communicate with a geographically diverse audience.

"This is an exciting project for Livemedia and to maximize the audience we using technologies such as Microsoft Windows Media.

Contact: David Buckingham, Director, Livemedia Limited 021 80-80-80

Background:

Livemedia Limited can be reached on the Internet by visiting http://www.livemedia.co.nz The stream can be viewed at http://www.act.org.nz/action/livestream.html

Streaming Media is a technology, which allows video and audio to be sent over existing computer systems in real time. Livemedia is a key player in the New Zealand market at providing this technology. Livemedia clients include Microsoft (NZ) and ACT New Zealand.


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