Channel 16 Named Best Government Cable TV Station

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

July 25, 2005


Channel 16 Named Best Government Cable TV Station

Fairfax County’s Government Channel 16 has been named the best government access cable television station in the nation by the Alliance for Community Media. It is the third time the county has won the award in the Overall Excellence of Governmental Access category, with previous awards given in 1996 and 1999.

The award covers the entire spectrum of Channel 16 programming, including government meetings, public service announcements and informational programs about government services. More than 1,500 entries were submitted in the contest this year from the United States and Canada.

The county also was an award finalist in the documentary event category for “Fairfax Prepares,” which profiles a mass immunization drill staged at George Mason High School in October 2004.

The Alliance for Community Media is a nonprofit coalition of public, educational and government access cable stations that promotes community communications and programs that are distributed on cable television access channels.

Channel 16 delivers more than 850 hours of programming per year including Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings. News-to-use features are offered through award-winning shows like “County Magazine,” “Your Community, Your Call” and “Information Avenue.”

Channel 16 is available in Fairfax County on the Cox Communications cable system and in Reston on Comcast Cable system. Fairfax County Government Channel 16 is also available on the Internet at

For more information on Channel 16, visit or call Michael Liberman, division director of the Communications Productions Division, at 703-324-5930, TTY 711.

Fairfax County is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all county programs, services and activities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935. Please allow five working days in advance of events in order to make the necessary arrangements.


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