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SBC Orlando meeting to be broadcast live on Internet

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–For the second consecutive year, the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention will be broadcast in its entirety on the Internet.

The Internet broadcast will be produced on location at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and will include both audio and video streams. The video streams will be broadcast on a higher bandwidth, resulting in a higher quality picture than last year, said Wayne Rhodes of the North American Mission Board.

Access to the audio and video feeds is located on the SBC’s website, www.sbc.net.

The use of cyberspace is “a great way to inform Southern Baptists who may not be able to come to the convention and also to spread the gospel message,” Rhodes said.

August Boto, vice president for convention policy with the SBC Executive Committee and staff liaison for the SBC website, said Southern Baptists without computers can still view the Orlando proceedings.

Churches with Internet capabilities can view the convention on television sets, Boto said, noting, “Church members who don’t have computers can watch the proceedings at their own church so long as the church has Internet access.”

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