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News Release for Immediate Release
September 24, 2004

DC Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications Wins Government Programming Awards

(Washington, DC) Mayor Anthony A. Williams announced today that the District of Columbia's Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications (OCTT) has received top honors for its municipal television programming. Two programs produced by the District's Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications (OCTT) and aired on City Cable Channel 16 placed first in their respective categories at the 19th Annual Government Programming Awards. The winners of the awards, hosted by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), were announced on September 17, 2004 in San Francisco, California. OCTT's productions of "WDC Boxing Open" and "Capital Cinema" placed first in the visual arts and community awareness programming award categories, respectively. In addition, the District's City Cable 16 received an award in NATOA's most prestigious award category, the overall Excellence in Government Programming award for large municipalities.

Furthermore, the District's City Cable 13 and 16 received the following awards in several other categories:

"WDC Boxing" (Category: Sports)
"Walter Washington: Champion of Democracy" (Category: Documentary - Social Issues)
"Your DC Today: 2003 Fed Cup" (Category: Documentary - Event Coverage)
"WDC Boxing Promo" (Category: Event Promotion)
"Be Ready DC" (Category: Promotional Video Campaign)
"Council Hearing" (Category: Public Community Meetings)

NATOA's Annual Government Programming Awards recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming developed by local government agencies. NATOA received nearly one thousand entries from municipalities across the country for awards in sixty-three categories.

Congratulations to the OCTT staff for being honored by the television industry for their top quality television production.