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Posted on: October 22, 2021

MCTV Network Receives Awards at Philo Festival of Media Arts

October 22, 2021 – The MCTV Network is pleased to announce that several of its productions received recognition and awards during the annual Philo Festival of Media Arts held virtually on Thursday, October 21. 

Hosted by the Central States Region of the Alliance for Community Media, the Philo Festival of Media Arts celebrates media producers through competition, collaboration, educational and creative content. The Philo T. Farnsworth (‘PHILO’) Award is awarded as a recognition of excellence in media creation by modern day pioneers who work to further develop the use of technology and promote the use of media in their communities. 

Videos submitted by the MCTV Network represent hours of work by many community volunteers, MCTV staff, and City staff.

The following pieces submitted by the MCTV Network were honored: 

Special/Critical Announcement – Professional Division (Winner)
“Happy (Virtual) Holidays from the City of Midland”
Watch it: https://youtu.be/d_KoeQZEB9c 

Sports Entertainment/Talk – Professional Division (Winner)
“H.H. Dow High Ladies Golf Invitational – 2020”
Watch it: https://youtu.be/H_jme7-qNV4

Public Service Announcement – Professional Division (Finalist)
“Water Treatment: Where Your Water Comes From”
Watch it: https://youtu.be/u06hkLITjdE 

Sports Coverage – Professional Division (Finalist)
“Midland High vs H.H. Dow High Varsity Football – 2020”
Watch it: https://youtu.be/fmVJPTScL5o?t=170

Residents can enjoy MCTV Network programming via the following methods: Cable television on Charter Spectrum channels 188-191 and AT&T U-verse channel 99; streaming live and on-demand on the free MCTV Network app on Roku and Apple TV; YouTube on the MCTV Network Community Voices and City of Midland, Michigan YouTube channels; or online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/MCTV. Audio-only versions of government meetings and other programs can be found by searching ‘MCTV Network Community Voices’ on a podcast platform of choice.

To learn more about the MCTV Network, follow MCTV on Facebook or visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/MCTV. Midland Community Television is located in the lower level of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library at 1710 W. St. Andrews Rd. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Evening and Saturday hours are available by request. MCTV is a service of the City of Midland.

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