NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK FOR SCP-TV
The St. Charles Parish Public Information Office (PIO) is changing the look of the government access channel to streamline information to its residents while also giving SCP-TV (Cox Cable Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99) a new look.
The department began converting the channel on Jan. 15 and will continue to make updates throughout 2019.
“The Public Information Office has always worked hard to keep the residents informed and also keeping up with the demands of the ever-changing media,” said Parish President Larry Cochran. “I know this is a project they have dedicated a lot of time to and one that has pushed them out of their comfort zones. I am excited to see all they accomplish this year.”
In addition to making aesthetic changes to the channel, the office will launch two new original programs this year. “The Point,” a segment aimed to inform residents of the latest happenings in parish government in 10 minutes or less, will air daily at 8:30 a.m. on SCP-TV.
The PIO will also launch a segment entitled “Here and Now” that takes residents inside of infrastructure, drainage and levee projects happening throughout the parish. It will also cover projects in each government department that improves the quality of life for those who live and work in St. Charles Parish. This show will air at 11 a.m. daily on SCP-TV.
Additionally, the office will continue to upgrade the look of the website while making it easier to navigate by adding updated graphics and reorganizing the content making information easier to find.
“We have always done a great job with creating content that is aesthetically appealing without jeopardizing the creditability of the information,” said Interim Public Information Officer Adrienne Bourgeois. “We felt it was time to change the look of our channel while also finding a more efficient way to streamline information to our residents. We are hoping these changes help us increase resident engagement not only with our department, but with parish government as well.”
SCP-TV can be seen 24 hours, 7 days a week on Cox Cable Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 in St. Charles Parish or can be streamed live on the parish’s website at www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/interact/scp-tv. It is organized and produced by the St. Charles Parish Public Information Office and used by the St. Charles Parish Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness during emergency events to disseminate information.
The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish.
For more information on parish activities, visit www.stcharlesparish-la.gov, www.facebook.com/stcharlesgov or www.twitter.com/stcharlesgov. Residents may sign up to receive e-newsletters on desired parish-related topics by visiting www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/enews and emergency texts, e-mails and phone calls at www.scpemergencyalerts.com.
IMAGE: The new channel displays current news, videos, the show schedule, contact information and calendar of events.