Channel 16 Named Best TV Station


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Aug. 1, 2006

Channel 16 Named Best Government Cable TV Station

For the second consecutive year, 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 fourth time the county has won the award in the Overall Excellence of Governmental Access category, with previous awards given in 1996, 1999 and 2005.

The award covers the entire spectrum of Channel 16 programming, including government meetings, public service announcements and informational programs about government services. Nearly 1,400 entries were submitted in the contest this year from the United States and Canada.

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 such as “County Magazine,” “Your Community, Your Call” and “Information Avenue.”

Channel 16 is available in Fairfax County on the Cox Communications and Verizon cable systems and in Reston on the Comcast Cable system. Fairfax County Government Channel 16 video-on-demand also is available on the Internet at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cable/channel16/vod.htm.

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

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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