The Fayetteville Government Channel won three Bronze Awards in the 31st Annual Telly Awards – a ceremony honoring the best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions, and work created for the web.
The city’s “News You Can Use” segment won in the News or News Feature category, the Trail Trekkers recruiting video won in the Information category, and a profile of the UA’s Old Main building entitled “Fayetteville History Minute” won in the Cultural category.
The channel, led by Manager Fritz Gisler, received the awards for excellence in video production. Gisler, Neil Bilbe, Steve Odom, Frou Gallagher, and Tyrone Rogers make up the Government Channel team.
“Our team works hard every day to provide the best quality programming for the city and its citizens,” said Gisler. “I’m proud that we received this national recognition for that hard work. I thank the City Council, Mayor, and the citizens for their support.”
Mayor Lioneld Jordan congratulated the team for bringing national recognition to the city. “A big part of this city is community involvement and open communication, and the Government Channel works hard to get the word out to the public about their government and assures every opportunity for an informed citizenry,” he said.
Founded in 1978, The Telly Awards is a national and international competition, with over 13,000 submissions, including entries from Time Life, ESPN, Harpo Studios, The Weather Channel, CBS Television Distribution, Discovery Channel, and other major media production companies.
The Government Channel can be found on COX channel 16, AT&T channel 99, and is now streaming live on the city’s website at accessfayetteville.org.