City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 061615
LBTV, City’s Cable Channel, Wins STAR Awards 15 Years in a Row
Dennis Hunter
Production Manager, LBTV

The City of Long Beach’s cable channel, LBTV, a division of the Technology and Innovation Department, has received nine government programming STAR awards, including second place for Overall Excellence, at the States of California and Nevada National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA) 19th annual conference in Santa Monica on June 11, 2015.

"LBTV has won STAR awards every year since 2001, and that is because LBTV provides outstanding programming that keeps our residents informed, engaged and connected throughout the community," said Mayor Robert Garcia.

This year, LBTV received four First Place STAR awards for “LB’s House” in the Environmental category; “Long Beach Promo” in the Promotional category; “Sports Break: World Series of Beach Volleyball” in the Sports Show category; and “Heart of the City” featuring Mayor Garcia in the Talk Show category.

LBTV received the Overall Excellence award for its programming over the past year. Other Second Place awards were for: “Pulse of the Port,” a co-production with the Port of Long Beach, in the Magazine Format category; “Long Beach Container Terminal” in the Documentary Profile category; “How Do I?” in the Instructional category; and “Sports Break: World Series of Beach Volleyball” in the Community Event category.

LBTV can be viewed in Long Beach on Charter Communications cable channel 3, Verizon FiOS TV Channel 21, and on the Internet at

The STAR Awards were established in 1996 to recognize outstanding community television programming produced by local jurisdictions serving California and Nevada communities. SCAN NATOA is affiliated with the national association whose mission is to represent the communications needs and interests of local governments and those who advise them.

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