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News for Immediate Release
February 7, 2006

OCTT Wins Two National Television Programming Awards

(Washington, DC) The District of Columbia's Office of Cable Television & Telecommunications (OCTT) received two Cable Access Beacon Awards from the Cable Access Guild (CAG) for superior television programming in CAG's annual nation-wide competition. Two programs produced by OCTT, and aired on City Cable 16, were honored. Capital Cinema, produced by Ferman Patterson, was awarded the first place Cable Access Beacon Award for Best Magazine Show. Reporters Roundtable, produced by Tamika Felder, was awarded the first place Cable Access Beacon Award for Best Talk Show. The winners were announced on January 27, 2006.

CAG's Cable Access Beacon Award was created for the purpose of recognizing both individual and agency-wide achievement in the areas of government communication and access television operations. The award gives winners the recognition that the work they are producing is outstanding and highly-regarded by their peers. The Cable Access Beacon Award is given to those entries whose communication effectiveness and production quality evidences them to be the best in the industry.

OCTT is the District Government Agency that manages the District's Government Access Channel's City Cable 16 and City Cable 13. The mission of City Cable 16 is to provide information regarding the many programs, services and opportunities made available by the District of Columbia Government. The mission of City Cable 13 is to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the live and recorded activities of the DC 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.