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3007 Tilden Street, N.W., Pod-P
Washington, D.C. 20008

Monday, August 24, 2009

CONTACT: Kenneth Borden 202.671.0057, Kenneth.Borden@dc.gov

New Look, New Name, New Logo and New Programming

Washington, DC To coincide with today's kick-off of the District of Columbia Public School's (DCPS) 2009-10 school year, the Office of Cable Television (OCT) launched the District Knowledge Network (DKN). The renaming of the District's education access cable television channel is part of a rebranding campaign that expands its scope, capacity and potential. DKN broadcasts 24 hours a day and can be viewed on Comcast Ch 99 and RCN Ch 18.

DKN is a joint venture supported by DCPS and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and is designed to provide innovative resources and support to students, parents, teachers and community members.

Utilizing online and other leading-edge technical resources such as video-on-demand and video conferencing, DKN will empower DCPS students and the community at-large by refining and adding relevant instructional and life skills programming that fosters and encourages student learning and achievement, as well as, promotes community wellness.

DKN staff will continue to develop, shoot and edit pertinent education programs in conjunction with DCPS and the community at-large and highlight programming produced by DCPS students. The network will also continue to air monthly State Board of Education (SBOE) board meetings and monthly OSSE policy forums.

OCT is the District Government Agency responsible for regulating cable television in the District, as well as the administration of the District's Government Access Channels TV-16 and TV-13 and the District's Education Access Channel DKN. The mission of the Office of Cable Television (OCT) is to: (1) regulate the provision of "cable service" in the District of Columbia (as that term is defined by the District's cable television laws); (2) protect and advance the cable service-related interests of the District and its residents; and (3) produce and cablecast live and recorded video and other programming by way of the District's public, educational and government (PEG) cable channels.

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