Live streaming in the city displaying local events, stories, vacant jobs & more!
One website & Mobile app named Coventry Live!
It will gather all information related to or happening in the city on the day and upcoming ones. Then, a Live Stream displays the information on all screens available around the city and user mobiles allowing inhabitants, students and tourists to access it anytime. Screens could be located in the city center, iconic spots, stop buses & train station or any other pedestrian nods as in major shopping centers and markets.
The information displayed could take different shapes from simple live feeds to short animated films and reports.
It will be about the Local Life:
Local events like concerts, art exhibitions, act performances, happenings, sports encounters, etc.
Local real stories such as rewards, congratulations, local entrepreneurs, fire fighters, teachers or doctors accomplishment, honoring student or neighbors initiative, etc.
It will also be Practical:
Vacant jobs & opportunities.
Warnings on weather forecast, railway problems or missing child.
It will also be Caring!
Announcements on new born, newly weds and mourning (we welcome ..., we will regret ...)
Special City council messages, greetings & wishes like christmas market, NYE wishes, religious events, etc.
City council incentive programs introducing a local NGO, plant-a-tree actions, drive slowly campaign and any others.
And it will be informative too:
Display interesting facts about the city like numbers, history, city projects and more.
At last, it will generate revenues through B2B services:
Local Promotions for local shops openings, events and more.
Shops & Brands Advertisement via a targeted local media.
This could generate revenues through advertisement and even allow companies to test their new campaign/products/design/logos at a city level giving Coventry an unique asset.
Not only it will make Coventry live and lively but it will strengthen the social net as inhabitants can see, share and relate to anything happening today in their city.
I believe it would be a great medium to focus on Coventry, its life and inhabitants making it an interactive city. Indeed, in several years, all screens will become smarter and will be able to interact with NFC chips.
If today the idea is just about displaying live feeds, its potential applications with future smart screens (or units) could be endless. The first steps have to be taken today in order to lead the changes of tomorrow.