It’s an award-winning season for the talented staff of city-operated Allen City Television (ACTV). The station was honored with nine programming awards, including first place for overall station excellence, at the National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors (NATOA) 32nd Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash.
The awards program honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year NATOA received more than 900 entries from local governments across the country.
“The diversity and caliber of this year’s winners exemplify unparalleled creativity and commitment to keeping communities informed, entertained and connected,” said NATOA President Jodie Miller. “We congratulate these winners on their role in building strong, engaged communities through outstanding community programming.”
Winning entries include a variety of programs, from the quirky history series "Allen, Texas History (According to Flula)" to the educational feature "Allen Fire Truck - How It's Made." The station also received the award for Overall Excellence in Government Programming, its seventh win in that category since 2008.
“ACTV is a communication resource tool for residents and visitors, and these recent awards show the high level of programming our viewers receive,” said Mark Kaufmann, ACTV Executive Producer. “ACTV Producers Scott Evans and Jason Swiencki are dedicated to providing quality shows and information that bring relevance to all that we’re doing in Allen.”
ACTV is available on Spectrum channel 16, Grande channel 15, AT&T Uverse channel 99, Frontier channel 37 or with live streaming or video on demand at AllenTV.org. Many programs are also available on ACTV’s You Tube channel, YouTube.com/AllenCityTV.