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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 062314
LBTV Cable Channel Wins STAR Awards for 14th Year in a Row
Chris Wilding, Director, Technology Services

The City of Long Beach's cable channel, LBTV, a division of the Technology Services Department, received eight government programming STAR awards at the States of California and Nevada National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA) eighteenth annual conference last week in Santa Monica.  The STAR Awards were established in 1996 to recognize outstanding community television programming produced by local jurisdictions serving California and Nevada communities.

"These awards are well-deserved, because LBTV provides outstanding programming that keeps our residents informed, entertained, and connected throughout the community," Mayor Bob Foster said.

LBTV received the STAR Award for “Overall Excellence in Government Programming”.  This is the third time the station has received this prestigious award in the last seven years.  

LBTV also received a STAR Award for “100 Days of Summer” in the Community Event Coverage category, “Quick Quake Tips” in the Instructional category, “Sports Break” in the Sports Show category, and “Heart of the City” in the Talk Show category.  Second place awards were received for “Pulse of the Port”, a co-production with the Port of Long Beach, in the Magazine Format category, and “First Responders” in the Public Safety category.  A special feature on the “Environmental Collection Center” received third place recognition in the Environmental category. LBTV has won STAR awards every year since 2001.

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

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.