PRESS RELEASE

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

5/31/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:053118C
Subject:
LBTV Wins Eight Government Programming STAR Awards
Contact:
Dennis Hunter
562.570.1396
Dennis.Hunter@longbeach.gov
Video Communications Officer
Technology and Innovation Department




The City of Long Beach’s Video Communications Division, known as LBTV, received eight government programming STAR awards from the States of California & Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA). The awards were presented on May 24, 2018 at the chapter’s annual conference in Universal City, CA. The STAR Awards were established in 1996 to recognize outstanding community television and social media programming produced by local jurisdictions serving communities in California and Nevada.

“Communicating with our residents is a top priority for the City of Long Beach and video is one of the most effective tools available,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “LBTV, our video team, works very hard and produces excellent work. Long Beach is lucky to have such a great team and I am happy their talents are being recognized.”

LBTV received first place STAR Awards in 3 categories: “Every 15 Minutes” in the Every 15 Minutes category, “Long Beach Police – South Division” in the Public Safety category and “Continuum of Care” in the Special Audience category. LBTV also received STAR video awards for: “2018 State of the City Address,” “Go Long Beach,” “2017 LBTV Promotion,” and “Public Works Department Overview.” For the twelfth time, LBTV was also recognized and received an award for “Overall Excellence in Government Programming.”

NATOA is a non-profit professional organization serving local governments and regional authorities in the development, regulation, and administration of cable franchises and other telecommunications systems. Their mission is to represent the communication needs and interests of local governments and those who advise them. For more information on the SCAN chapter of this organization, visit: http://www.scannatoa.org/.

About the Video Communications Division (LBTV)

The Video Communications Division of the City of Long Beach (LBTV), is part of the Technology and Innovation Department. The City’s award winning municipal channel, LBTV, connects you to local news, information, and events taking place around the City. LBTV’s programming ranges from live broadcasts of City Council Meetings, to overviews of family friendly neighborhood events, to internal departmental videos. LBTV can be seen on Spectrum Communications Channel 3, Frontier FiOS Channel 21, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 or anytime online at LBTV3.com. Additionally, LBTV distributes video content via the City’s social media sites as well as other City department websites. For more information, visit us at lbtv3.com, “Like” us on Facebook @lbtv3 and subscribe to our YouTube channel at Youtube.com/LongBeachTelevision.