MXenergyTV Takes Home Three Tellys!
Green cable channel created by independent energy provider recognized for programming excellence
Stamford, CT – April 13, 2011 – Not too shabby for the new kid on the block. After only five months of programming, MXenergyTV, or MXTV for short, was recently recognized as a winner in multiple categories as part of the 32nd annual Telly Awards.
The Telly Awards honor the very best in local, regional and cable programming and commercials, as well as the finest video and film productions. More than 500 industry professionals judged the more than 13,00o entries from all 50 states and five continents. The panel ultimately awarded Bronze Tellys to MXTV in the categories of Social Responsibility, Information, and Editing.
“When we created MXTV just a few short months ago, I don’t think any of us dreamed we would be able to achieve such a tremendous honor so quickly,” says Marjorie Kass, MXenergy Managing Director and host of MXTV. “We are so honored to receive these awards, particularly in the category of Social Responsibility, since this is at the heart of all that we do at MXTV.”
MXenergy, one of the nation’s leading independent energy providers, created MXTV in the fall of 2010 as a way to educate and inform the public about the issues of conservation, sustainability and green living. MXTV is an on demand cable channel which can be found on Cablevision iO Channel 654 in the Northeast United States. The channel’s flagship program, “Attainable Sustainables,” has covered such topics as “Green Building”, home energy audits, recycling, the latest in green technology, and developments by local businesses and schools.
“As I continually state, we are so much more than just an energy provider,” says Jeffrey Mayer, MXenergy President and CEO. “MXTV is a prime example of that fact. We are fully committed to helping people live a more sustainable lifestyle and MXTV is one way we can reach people and provide the necessary information for them to be able to do just that.”
Programming for 2011 is already underway with multiple segments covering topics such as solar panels on school rooftops, how college students are promoting sustainability and how one owner of an electric car is getting “plugged in” to saving money on gas. Kass says she is excited about things to come.
“Obviously we are extremely thankful for our production partners, A-Ray Productions, and the excellent work they have brought to the table. If this is what we have been able to accomplish in such a short time, I am incredibly excited and optimistic to see what the 2011 season will bring.”
For more information on MXTV and “Attainable Sustainables” or to view the MXTV archive visit http://mxenergy.com/mxenergytv-video-archive.html. More information about the Telly Awards can be found at www.tellyawards.com.
MXenergy is not only one of the nation’s fastest growing energy providers but one of the longest running as well. Celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2011, the independent energy provider entered the market in 1999 offering natural gas and electricity for fixed low rates to homeowners and businesses. Founded on the principles of service and sustainability, MXenergy has consistently maintained its environmental commitment, offering renewable energy, carbon offsets, and environmental educational programming.
MXenergy is one of the fastest growing retail natural gas and electricity suppliers in North America, serving approximately 500,000 customers in 41 utility territories in the United States and Canada. For over 11 years, the company has provided millions of customers with a choice in how they purchase energy to run their homes and businesses. Founded in 1999 to provide natural gas and electricity to consumers in deregulated energy markets, MXenergy helps residential customers and small business owners control their energy bills by providing both fixed and variable rate plans MXenergy is committed to best practices in environmental conservation, supporting local communities through various outreach programs and is a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange. For more information about MXenergy please visit www.mxenergy.com.
Marjorie Kass (203) 356-1318 ext. 7801
Managing Director – Brand Management & Communications
Laurel O'Connor (209) 782-7212
NorthStar Media Management LLC