Bellevue Television recently received five awards at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) conference held in September 2008. NATOA awards recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming developed by municipal agencies.
BTV brought home two second place awards. In the magazine format category, the It's Your City program was recognized. Segments featuring the Root sculpture at City Hall, the Bellevue Youth Theatre and restoration of Coal Creek were winners with the judges. In the public service category, a police recruitment video was also recognized.
Bellevue Television, Channel 21, is Bellevue's government access cable channel. The channel addresses a city communication need by airing City Council meetings, arts, cultural, educational and other information for the residents, businesses and visitors of Bellevue. BTV also features coverage of the state Legislature, local community events and special programming on issues of importance to Bellevue residents.
The channel is operated through a partnership between the city and Bellevue Community College. Both organizations share in the costs of operating a state-of-the-art studio facility. The city has access to student crews for additional staffing support. BCC is able to provide their Advanced Track students with hands-on training and "real world" experience.
Video archives by topic
Arts & Culture - Arts, music, Bellevue history
City Council Meetings - since Jan. 2005
Environment - Recycling, utilities, streams
Foreign Language Videos
"It's Your City" - Award winning monthly magazine program
Parks & Community Services
Public Service Announcements
Tips - How-to videos
Transportation - Programs, planning, etc.
"Voices of Diversity" - Magazine program
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