The Town of North Hempstead’s non-commercial government channel, North Hempstead Television (NHTV), has received an award for its production of the “My North Hempstead” mobile app commercial. NHTV took home 1st place honors in the Instructional and Training category from the Alliance for Community Media’s Northeast (ACM-NE) Region as part of its 2015 Hometown Media Awards.
The 90-second commercial features a main character who uses the “My North Hempstead” app throughout the day to find out when his recycling pickup will be, to take a picture to get a pothole filled and finally finish his day by booking tee times at North Hempstead’s beautiful Harbor Links Golf Course.
“We are so proud of North Hempstead TV as it continues to provide a wealth of valuable educational programming for our residents 24 hours a day and 7 days a week,” said Judi Bosworth, North Hempstead town supervisor. “The ‘My North Hempstead’ mobile app commercial is truly an example of entertaining and informational government television.”
The commercial was produced by AGinsberg Productions LLC, which is responsible for all of the programming for NHTV including new and fresh content weekly and more than 60 new programs each year. The goal of NHTV is to inform the public about all the town has to offer in new and exciting ways. NHTV programming is available by tuning in to channel 18 or 63 on Cablevision and channel 46 on Verizon FIOS or by logging on to www.mynhtv.com.
The subject of the commercial, the comprehensive “My North Hempstead” app provides a myriad of services to the town’s residents. It is seamlessly integrated with the town’s 311 Call Center, allowing constituents to place 311 service requests 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It also allows for photos to be submitted with requests and can be a useful tool when reporting a pothole or a non-functioning streetlight. The app also automatically provides recycling and garbage pickup schedules based on your location and offers the ability to add the schedules to your smartphone calendar.
The Town of North Hempstead will be officially presented its award at the Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region’s Annual Fall Conference from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21 in Hartford, CT. The mission of the ACM-NE includes advocacy for the protection of public, educational and government access for all communities in the region and the nation.
For more information on the town’s mobile app or on North Hempstead Television, call 311. To view the commercial on YouTube, log on to www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0GZkQyta8E.