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News Release

May 20, 2004
CONTACT Angela Rushen
Media and Communications

MVTV-3 takes three awards at SCAN NATOA

Moreno Valley's government access cable television channel, MVTV-3, took three Third Place prizes at this year’s awards competition for the States of California and Nevada chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA).

MVTV-3 won in the following categories:

Public Service Announcement: "Community Emergency Response Team"
A 30-second video public service announcement encouraging local residents to join the citizens team that assists emergency responders with first aid and CPR during major disasters

Public Safety: "Identity Theft"
A 15-minute video about the crime of identity theft, how to avoid becoming a victim and what to do if your identity is stolen

Documentary-Social: "March Field Museum"
A 20-minute documentary on the museum at March Air Reserve Base that houses vintage wartime aircraft

First Place prizes in these categories went to the City of Beverly Hills, the City of San Jose and the County of San Diego, respectively.

“We’re pleased to get these awards,” said Moreno Valley production coordinator Steve Jacobs. “We were up against some very major competition and it’s great to receive this recognition,” he said.

SCAN NATOA is a professional organization of government access cable television managers, programmers and producers, cable television franchise administrators and their legal and technical advisors.

The awards were presented at the SCAN NATOA annual conference in Santa Monica on Thursday, May 20.