CityTV, the City of Santa Monica’s government cable channel, was honored by the states of California and Nevada (SCAN) Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors as the first-place winner at the 11th Annual STAR Awards in the Overall Excellence category for quality programming.

It is the seventh time in nine years that the channel has won the association award, besting several much larger jurisdictions with much larger budgets, city officials said.

In addition to top honors in the overall programming competition, CityTV also earned a first place award for its social documentary, Be Green, as well as second place honors for Get Out! in the magazine category, and for On the Record with Your City Council Candidates in the election category.

Third place for performing arts programs went to CityTV’s Downbeat Showdown youth talent show, while Santa Monica Update placed third in the news category.

CityTV is available on channel 16 to all Adelphia cable TV subscribers in Santa Monica.

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