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Metro Brief: DC Cable moves to former BET building

District of Columbia

On July 6, 2014

Mayor Vincent C. Gray this week joined DC Council members and DC cable officers for a ribbon-cutting ceremony relocating the DC cable offices to the Brentwood Broadcast Center 1899 9th Street NE.  The new facility will function as the new headquarters of the DC Cable Television Commission. 

“I have worked in close partnership with Director Richardson and his outstanding team since I was Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia. OCT has grown over the years and was at the point where it needed a permanent space to build the necessary technology structure,” said Mayor Gray. “This facility exemplifies the District’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the quality of public, education and government programming.”

The production facility, formerly a vacant studio owned by Black Entertainment Television (BET), was purchased by the District government from BET in 2010. Located in Ward 5, the new headquarters is a 30,525 square-foot, LEED certified, fully modernized, digital facility equipped with two television production studios, high-definition technology, eight editing suites, in addition to administrative offices and a community meeting space. 

“The new facility will play a vital part in increasing our efforts to emphasize and cultivate our reputation as the District’s award-winning, go-to source for government, education and lifestyle programming,” said OCT Executive Director Eric E. Richardson. “The residents will continue to have OCT as a cable regulator and reliable content partner for years to come.”

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