For the sixth time in its history, and third consecutive year, AISD.TV is once again the winner in the Hometown Media Awards for Overall Excellence in Educational Access.
AISD.TV, the official streaming channel of Austin ISD, received a 2020 Hometown Media Award from the Alliance for Community Media Foundation. The awards program was established to honor and promote community media and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental access cable television channels.
"I am proud to lead a small but mighty team of three full-time staff and a dozen freelance production team members. We are proud of the important work we do," says Tiffany Saunders, general manager of AISD.TV. "To win this award six times and for the third year in-a-row is a true testament to the quality and importance of the programming we provide for the community. Every year we aim to raise the bar in our operations and production so we can continue to be a valuable asset for Austin ISD."
Each year, a panel of judges evaluates over a thousand entries based on several factors including subject, experience and budget. Awards are then presented to the most creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats and move viewers to experience television in a different way. Proceeds from the awards program are used exclusively for facilitating, preserving and promoting education in community media.
"The Hometown Media Awards celebrate both the excellence of work and the diversity of media that appears on community channels being produced around the country," said Mike Wassenaar, President & CEO of Alliance for Community Media. "The ACM Foundation is proud of their achievement and of how they represent their communities in their work."
About the Alliance for Community Media
Founded in 1979, the Alliance for Community Media is a national, non-profit membership organization committed to ensuring access to electronic media for all people. The Alliance for Community Media carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource for the more than 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental cable channels nationwide.