HOMTV Multimedia Production & Operations Specialist, Samantha Diehl
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - HOMTV, Meridian Township's Government Access Channel, continues success in competitions by receiving honors by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), Alliance for Community Media (ACM) as well as the Central States Region Chapter of ACM.
ACM Hometown Media Awards – 2021 Hometown Media National Awards Competition:
Overall Excellence in Governmental Access - $300,000-$600,000
“HOMTV Overall Excellence”
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 and move viewers to experience television in a different way. The Overall Excellence awards recognize access organizations for their overall operational activities and programming efforts.
NATOA – 2021 Government Programing Awards:
“HOMTV’s Meridian Live Coverage: 11/17/20 Township Board Meeting”
The Government Programming Awards (GPAs) are annual awards that recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies.
ACM Central States Region – 2021 Philo Festival of Media Arts Competition Nominations:
“First Female Eagle Scouts: Troop 164 Special Feature”
The ACM Central States Region includes Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The PHILO Competition honors the memory of Philo T. Farnsworth, the father of modern television, by recognizing the efforts of modern day pioneers who work to further develop the use of this technology and promote the use of media in our communities. The “PHILO” is awarded as recognition of excellence in media creation.
“Our dedicated staff and interns are proud to provide high quality programming, news and information to the residents of Meridian Township. It’s an honor to see their hard work and combined efforts recognized by these prestigious organizations,” said HOMTV Executive Producer Brandie Yates.