FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TURKISH-AMERICAN TELEVISION (TATV) CELEBRATES ITS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY
Turkish-American Television, the award winning voice of the Turkish American community, is celebrating its fifth anniversary.
Fairfax, VA September 26, 2010 – Turkish-American Television, the award winning voice of the Turkish-American community, was founded in September 2005 with the mission of bringing programming about Turkey and Turkish-American community life to the Washington D.C. region.
Turkish-American Television is broadcast in both English and Turkish. English programs feature Turkish culture, music, and art. Turkish programs feature the life stories and experiences of Turks living in the U.S. enabling people with Turkish heritage to acquire a sense of community.
In 2007 Turkish-American Television received the Community Service award from the American-Turkish Association of Washington, DC (ATA-DC) and was also awarded the Community Access Magic (CAM) Awards in the International Category from Prince George’s County Community TV (PGCTV) in 2007 and 2008.
“We originally came up with the idea of broadcasting a TV program in 2004 to share the concert videos of the Turkish Music and Choral Society in Washington DC and to make them available for the wider community. We also wanted to increase awareness of the rich culture of Turkey and the contributions of Turks in the United States,” said Turkish-American Television producer Hurriyet Ok.
TATV is aired throughout the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area in production facilities provided by Fairfax Public Acess (FPA) in Fairfax, Virginia. Its volunteer staff has produced over 90 episodes during the last five years and has continued to carry out its mission of delivering quality programming about Turkey and the Turkish-American community.
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