1/12/2010 – OKC, OK USA — JohnTV.com is happy to announce we are now streaming live video onto the Internet from various locations around Oklahoma City.
For years JohnTV.com has had people ask to ride along with Brian Bates (the Video Vigilante) as he uses his video camera to document the graphic realities of street prostitution and expose the offenders. Live streaming is a way to allow literally hundreds of people to ride along virtually and all at the same time. In addition, live streaming is another way to further the dialogue and create additional exposure this problem which literally holds entire communities hostage.
Currently the live streams are impromptu and mobile.
“If I’m out and about and see obvious street prostitution or receive calls from local businesses or residents then I turn on my camera, computer and wifi device and start streaming,” says Bates.
Bates says he has plans to mount permanent cameras for 24/7 streaming. “I’ve been approached by a few business owners and residents who currently have Internet service and they’ve offered to let me mount cameras on their property and stream the resulting video,” said Bates.
Bates says this is the first time that technology has allowed for affordable live streaming and he thinks it will have an immediate impact.
“People will most likely tune in out of curiosity. Hopefully though they will leave with a better understanding of the problem that plagues our city,” said Bates.
Bates says the primary goals of the live streaming are to document the problem and expose the offenders by broadcasting their faces, vehicles and tag numbers to the public.