Channel 16 Collects Multiple Awards for Government Video Programs
Nov. 1, 2013
Fairfax County Government’s Channel 16 was recently honored as the best government access cable television station in the country by the Alliance for Community Media’s Hometown Video Festival for Overall Excellence in Government Access, as well as children’s program “Stormy the Raindrop’s Watershed Journey,” produced in cooperatation with the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) and government profile "On the Beat," produced in cooperation with the Police Department.
The Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of public, educational and government access cable stations that promote community communications and programs that are distributed on cable television access channels.
In addition, Channel 16 has received two 2nd place and three 3rd place Government Programming Awards from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), a national trade association that promotes community interests in communications, at its annual conference in September.
At a September 2013 awards ceremony, Channel 16 also received the Fairfax Law Foundation’s Golden Gavel Award in the media category for “noteworthy achievements and contributions to the Northern Virginia community.”
“It’s great to be recognized from within the community you serve, and the Fairfax Law Foundation’s Golden Gavel Award is an example of that,” said Rick Brosnan, director of the Communications Productions Division. “The Hometown Video Festival and NATOA Government Programming awards were received in national competitions from peers who do the same type of work that we do. These awards really reflect the creative ability and commitment of Channel 16 staff.”
Since 1986, Channel 16 has received more than 200 national awards. To see these award winning programs at any time:
- Watch Fairfax County Government Channel 16 on Cox, Comcast and Verizon.
- Dozens of programs are available to watch live online or on demand.
- Additional short-form videos are available on the county's YouTube channel.
For more information about county video and cable television, contact the Department of Cable and Consumer Services - Communications Productions Division at 703-324-5930, TTY 711.
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