In 2006, the DC Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications (OCTT) entered into a significant partnership and broadcast consulting agreement with Broadcast Management Group. OCTT is responsible for regulating the provision of cable television services by cable providers who operate in DC. They also manage and operate DC’s 2 cable access channels – OCTT 13 and OCTT 16 – and cablecast the University of the District of Columbia’s channel 98.
Pursuant to its new partnership with OCTT, Broadcast Management Group designed and managed a $5.5M upgrade of OCTT’s digital broadcast center, which included a full HD conversion. The goal of the project was to attract more video production work to DC, expand the production talent base in the District, create greater opportunities for DC residents to gain exposure to the video production industry, and to support an HD transition for the current production services the agency provided to DC residents. The facility upgrade included 2 major broadcast studios, 3 editing rooms, graphics rooms, production truck, master control and transmissions.