MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has announced HOMTV as a 1st place national award winner in the 2020 Hometown Media Awards Competition.
For three years in a row, HOMTV has received the “Overall Excellence in Governmental Access” award from ACM in the $650,000 - $1,000,000 budget-based division. The Overall Excellence awards recognize access organizations for their overall operational activities and programming efforts.
HOMTV’s Overall Excellence submission included a combination of programs HOMTV staff and interns produce each year, offering a well-rounded viewing experience for Meridian Township residents. HOMTV strives to create original programs and provide live coverage that is relevant and engaging. Eight programs were selected for this year’s entry including: Meridian Township Fire Department Technical Rescue Training Video, Meridian Police Department Holiday Safety Tips Interview, Meridian News Now: Mandarin Edition, Meridian News Now: Human Trafficking Coverage, Special Election Interview: Okemos Schools Bond, Who’s Who: Dr. Judy Tant and Coffee Break: Coaches vs. Cancer.
“It’s an honor to see our hard work and combined efforts recognized at the national level for excellence. Our dedicated staff and interns are proud to provide high quality programming, news and information to the residents of Meridian Township,” said HOMTV Executive Producer Brandie Yates.
The Hometown Media Awards honors and promotes community media and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. Awards are presented to the most 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 2020 Hometown Media Awards Celebration will take place virtually on July 9th at 8:00 pm due to the COVID-19 pandemic.