City of Long Beach Cable Channel Wins Awards

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lbtv8The City of Long Beach’s cable channel LBTV, Channel 8, received nine government programming STAR awards at the States of California and Nevada National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA) annual conference in Santa Monica on May 21, 2009. 

The STAR Awards were established in 1996 to recognize outstanding community television programming produced by local jurisdictions serving California and Nevada communities.

LBTV received first place STAR Awards for “Pulse of the Port“, a co-production with the Port of Long Beach, in the Magazine and non-English categories, and for “SportsBreak” in the Sports Show category.  Second place awards were received for “Heart of the City” (Talk Show), “Inside Long Beach” (Economic Development), Parks, Recreation & Marine (PSA), coverage of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Community Event), and for the station’s Web Site.  A third place award was received in the Public/Community Meetings category for LBTV’s coverage of City Council meetings.

“We’re thrilled to have received this recognition.  The staff and I will continue to strive for excellence in the programming we produce for the citizens of Long Beach,” said Dean Smits, Station Manager.

LBTV can be viewed in Long Beach on Charter Communications’ cable channel 8, 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.

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