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
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 www.LBTV3.com
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.