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NJTV COMMEMORATES ITS FIRST YEAR AS NEW JERSEY’S PUBLIC TELEVISION NETWORK WITH RETROSPECTIVE SHOW

Revisits the evolution of the network from its July 1, 2011 launch and the fulfillment of promises made to the state;

Additional on-air promos and news show expansion coincide with the anniversary;

Special now available to view online

UPDATED July 23, 2012 – MONTCLAIR, NJ – NJTV, New Jersey’s new public television network, celebrates its first anniversary serving the Garden State this July. To mark the occasion, a half-hour special entitled NJTV: One Year Anniversary, will retrace the evolution of the network, from its inception on July 1, 2011 through the present, and takes a look at what lies ahead. NJTV: One Year Anniversary premiered Wednesday, 7/18 at 10:30pm, with an upcoming broadcast on Sunday, 7/29 at 1pm, and is now available to watch online anytime

“NJTV has come a long way in a very short time,” said General Manager John Servidio. “In only a year, we launched a multi-platform network, adding more Jersey-centric programs to a roster of state favorites, including our news program NJ Today; created a robust website with more online programming and educational resources than ever before, and social media outposts that keep New Jerseyans informed and engaged. And it’s just the beginning – we are determined to grow and do more.”

NJTV: One Year Anniversary will include a look at the network’s launch, and include clips and insight from those involved in its development, including Servidio, NJ Today‘s Managing Editor Mike Schneider, Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron, Steve Adubato and NJ Today: Summer Edition anchorRafael Pi Roman. The show will also take a look at how the
network is keeping-and often exceeding-the promises made to the state when it assumed operations. These promises included establishing New Jersey-based facilities (NJ Today‘s broadcast home is at Montclair State University, there are camera operations at the Trenton Statehouse and additional production done at Riverview Studios in Bordentown); partnering with educational institutions around the state (content bureaus are currently established at Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University, Rowan University, Stockton College and William Paterson University); and providing live coverage of key Trenton proceedings, which to date have included Election Night 2011, the State of the State Address, the State Budget Address and its related legislative debates and vote, the Supreme Court Nomination hearings, Primary Night 2012 and Governor Christie’s remarks to legislature July 2nd, all broadcast for the first time in High-Definition.

Also coinciding with the anniversary, themed on-air promos will run and the network’s week-nightly news program, NJ
Today
, will be expanded in length by more than two minutes in July.

NJ Today, like the network itself, is always evolving and improving” said Servidio. “We are excited to have the opportunity to bring New Jerseyans more on-air news content, affording us more in-depth interviews and headlines from across the state.”

NJTV’s progress includes a growing online presence at njtvonline.org, where over 400 of the network’s programs can be viewed in their entirety, including Tales of the Jersey Shore, NJDocs, On the Record with Michael Aron, and State
of the Arts
. Social media also plays an integral role in the NJ Today‘s news cycle, with fresh content and sneak-peek news stories posted throughout the day at
njtvonline.org/njtoday.

New Jerseyans will have more to look forward to from NJTV in the coming year and beyond, as network has plans for
more programming, especially in the arts and public affairs, as well as furthering the reach of NJ Today‘s news coverage.

According to Servidio, “With continued support from New Jersey’s corporate and philanthropic communities, as well as
the generosity of our viewers, we will continue to grow public television in-and for-the Garden State.”