City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 061119
LBTV Wins Nine STAR Awards
Dennis Hunter
Video Communications Officer

The City of Long Beach’s Video Communications Division, known as LBTV, received nine government programming STAR awards at the States of California and Nevada National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA) annual conference.

“Communicating with our residents is a top priority for the City of Long Beach and video is one of the most effective tools available,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “LBTV does a great job of keeping our residents informed, which is why they have won awards every year since 2001.”

LBTV received four first place STAR Awards in three categories:

LBTV also received second and third place awards for five additional videos:

The STAR Awards were established in 1996 to recognize outstanding community television and social media programming produced by local jurisdictions serving communities in California and Nevada.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About the Video Communications Division (LBTV)

The Video Communications Division of the City of Long Beach (LBTV), is part of the Technology and Innovation Department. The City’s award-winning municipal channel, LBTV, connects you to local news, information, and events taking place around the City. LBTV’s programming ranges from live broadcasts of City Council Meetings, to overviews of family friendly neighborhood events, to internal departmental videos. LBTV can be seen on Spectrum Communications Channel 3, Frontier FiOS Channel 21, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 or anytime online at Additionally, LBTV distributes video content via the City’s social media sites as well as other City department websites. For more information, visit us at, like us on Facebook  and subscribe to our YouTube channel at