VCTV nominated for “I Heart Local Cable Award”

Valemount’s community TV station is up for nomination at the I Heart Local Cable Awards.

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance has issued a call for nominations for the I Heart Local Cable Awards, a national celebration of excellence in cable service delivery, community-mindedness, and content development.

The more the station is nominated, the better chance it has of winning. The nomination process runs until Feb. 7th. Anyone can make a nomination, by filling out the form available on the project website at IHeartLocalCable.com.

Gord Peters, VCTV Station Manager, says the station, a part of the Valemount Entertainment Society, is excited to take part in this Canada-wide campaign celebrating local cable.

“As a community-run, non-profit station, one of only seven remaining in English Canada, we take a lot of pride in documenting and broadcasting Valemount events,” he says. “It’s important to celebrate what we do here and to preserve it for posterity. And it’s a definite bonus that our little homegrown VCTV is now seen across Canada on the Bell and Telus satellite networks, exposing our great village to over two million viewers.”

Award categories include Best Customer Service Story; Best Public Service/Community Building Effort; Best Local Programming – in news, sports, and entertainment; and Best Local Cable Personality.

Nominees will be short-listed by a panel of judges. Nationwide online voting will begin on February 14th –dubbed I Heart Local Cable Day.