The Importance of Choosing the Right Video Streaming Platform for Government Communications

A blog written by iSi LIVE to provide you some valuable insight into what it is that we do and what we take pride in. This is from us, to you, in an effort to inspire a better webcasting future.


If you’re a government communications officer, choosing the right platform for sharing your video content is essential to ensuring that your messages reach your intended audience effectively and securely.

While free CDN platforms like YouTube and Facebook offer many benefits, they may not always be the best fit for government communication needs. Here are some reasons why an eCDN, such as the one iSiLIVE owns, may be a better choice for your organization’s needs:

  • Better Control and Security: iSiLIVE’s privately owned eCDN provides greater control and security over video content. Unlike free platforms, our eCDN allows you to choose where your video content is stored and how it is delivered, giving you more control over your content. You can also set up security protocols and control who has access to your content. 
  • Compliance with Government Regulations: Our eCDN can help you comply with Canadian government security and accessibility regulations. For example, it can help ensure that sensitive information is only accessible to authorized viewers and that content is stored and delivered in a manner that meets Canadian government standards.
  • Better Performance and Quality: Our eCDN is designed to optimize the delivery of video content, providing faster and smoother streaming to viewers. This is especially important for government communications, where ensuring that messages are delivered effectively to a large audience is key.
  • Improved Analytics: Our eCDN provides detailed analytics and reporting, allowing you to track viewership, engagement, and other key metrics. This information can help you improve your video content and distribution strategies.
  • Customization: Our eCDN allows for greater customization of video content and distribution, ensuring that it meets your specific needs. This includes branding, language, and specific features like captions, which can help improve accessibility for viewers.

Free platforms provide a place to put your videos, but we provide the support to get it there with services such as:

  • consultation
  • live production staff
  • hardware
  • technical support

It’s important to assess your organization’s specific needs and consider all options before making a decision. At iSiLIVE, we do not take a one size fits all approach, we customize solutions and provide guidance based on our experience and expertise.

Learn more about what an eCDN can do to support the success of your event.

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