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OCTT Wins National Cable Television Programming Award

(Washington, DC) The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications (OCTT) production "Where Does My Recycling Go?" has been awarded an Alliance for Community Media 2007 Hometown Video Award First Place Prize in the category of "Government Activities - Professional."

Produced by OCTT's Valikia Newsome, "Where Does My Recycling Go?" illustrates the District of Columbia Department of Public Works' (DPW) recycling program. For further information about recycling, please call the DC Recycling Hotline at 202-645-8245.

The Hometown Video Awards honor and promote community media and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way. The Hometown Video Awards are local cable's largest video awards.

The Alliance for Community Media - committed to ensuring access to electronic media for all people regardless of race, creed, political or religious beliefs, life circumstances or ability to pay - advocates on behalf of community media.

OCTT is the District Government Agency that manages the District's Government Access Channel's OCTT TV-16 and OCT TV-13. The mission of OCTT TV-16 is to provide information regarding the many programs, services and opportunities made available by the District of Columbia Government. The mission of OCT TV-13 is to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the live and recorded activities of the D.C. City Council and its various committees. Together these two channels are intended to provide District of Columbia residents access to the activities and processes of their government along with programming initiated by OCTT.

For more information visit the agency's website at http://www.octt.dc.gov