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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2016
Contact: Rebekah Radisch
UNC-TV Marketing Communications & Engagement
UNC-TV's Bryan Sodemann Named Programmer of the Year
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK—UNC-TV's Bryan Sodemann was named the Public Television Programmer's Association (PTPA) Programmer of the Year during an awards banquet Sunday in Chicago. As winner of the PTPA's Charles Impaglia Programmer of the Year Award, Sodemann was recognized for his work and as a role model. According to the PTPA's requirements, Programmer of the Year candidates "must demonstrate excellent programming skills in their local market, proven creative and effective programming within the PTV mission, and a willingness to share their experience and knowledge with others in the PBS system." The annual PTPA awards banquet is timed to lead into the PBS Annual Meeting.
At UNC-TV, Sodemann is responsible for determining what goes out over the air on UNC-TV—PBS & More and UNC-EX—The Explorer Channel. Several factors influence the process: timing, required content from PBS, optional content from a variety of sources and an abundance of content produced by UNC-TV and its program partners. Sodemann provides the quality, variety and integrity that UNC-TV's public television audience expects, as well as what it wants.
UNC-TV provides people of all ages with enriching, life-changing television through its distinctive array of programs and services, including four digital channels: flagship UNC-TV—PBS & More, UNC-EX—The Explorer Channel, UNC-KD—The Kids Channel and the North Carolina Channel—Stories with a Local Accent. UNC-TV’s 12 stations comprise North Carolina’s only statewide television network, made possible through a unique partnership of public investment and private support. UNC-TV is committed to producing, broadcasting and sharing content for and about North Carolina, making it the state’s most important source of information about North Carolina. For more information, visit UNCTV.org and join the conversation by liking us at facebook.com/unctv and following us on Twitter @unctv.