Houston's Government Cable Channel, HTV Prepares for a New Facility in the Heart of the City

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The City of Houston is moving its facility for Houston Television (HTV) to a new and improved state of the art studio. The current location at Houston Community College's Administration building in midtown will soon operate from City Hall. HTV's staff aims to use its upcoming City Hall location to continue growing and become an even bigger asset to the city and the community.

Viewers can find HTV's programs on cable channels such as Comcast Channel 16, Sudden Link Channel 14, AT&T U Verse Channel 99, and Phonoscope Channel 2. HTV also features programming on Houston's Voice. "Houston's Voice is an amazing project which is the product of the Project Open Voice pilot program. This internet platform broadcast solution is offered to local producers at no charge. I think this is the one of the best examples of corporate involvement. HTV is proud to participate in the Houston Voice program offered by Comcast." says Dwight Williams, Division Manager, Mayor's Office.

The channel's award-winning content includes topics on severe weather education, post-traumatic stress disorder (featuring local veterans and police officers), and Rodeo Houston. It also features an informative and exciting reality program called "Academy 193" which follows the training of Houston Police cadets.

HTV makes its studios available for rental to the general public. It provides services and assistance with set design, media kits, sponsorship, marketing and promotions. For more information, go to http://www.houstontx.gov/htv.

About HTV

Houston Television (HTV) is the premier cable television channel for the City of Houston. HTV's mission is to provide basic coverage of City Business, such as City Council and Committee Meetings, and to promote services that make Houston a city of opportunity. The channel provides 24/7 live streaming online and on demand programming. HTV's Houston's Voice channel may be accessed here.

About Houston's Voice

Houston's Voice is a community driven video and interactive media network dedicated to supporting the creative efforts of the personalities, businesses and organizations that make Houston great. Houston's Voice is part of Project Open Voice (POV), a pilot program from Comcast that brings organizations together across the web, mobile, social media and cable television outlets. From a desk top or mobile device, viewers may access and interact with original content specific to Houston in the categories of education, business, faith, leisure, youth, arts, sports, food and beverage, and community. For more information or to become a Content Partner, visit www.houstonsvoice.com.

The Houston's Voice logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=14939

CONTACT: Media Contact: Andre Tucker, MWH Public Relations Office: 713.840.6392 Fax: 832.698.2882 email: andre@mwhpublicrelations.com