City of Long Beach’s Cable Channel Earns Eight STAR Awards

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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) annual conference in Santa Monica May 30, 2013. The STAR Awards were established in 1996 to recognize outstanding community television programming produced by local jurisdictions serving California and Nevada communities.

“I am very proud of our LBTV staff who always keep residents well-informed and entertained, by linking City Hall and the community we serve through the great shows they produce,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

LBTV received first place STAR Awards for “Heart of the City” in the Community Event Coverage category, “No Drugs Down the Drain” in the Instructional category, “Police Recruitment” in the Promotion 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 “Living with Urban Coyotes” in the Public Safety category. Third place awards were received for “Long Beach: the Source” in the Video Text/Bulletin Board category, and for “Overall Excellence in Government Programming”.

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.

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