PITTSBURGH -- The
Pittsburgh area now has its own tourism network on cable TV.
Country (DPC) was developed using state and private foundation
funding by the Fay-Penn Economic Development Council of Uniontown,
DPC is available to
350,000 households in southwestern Pennsylvania through the Comcast
Video on Demand network.
According to Michael
Krajovic, president and CEO of the Fay-Penn Economic Development
Council, the channel is designed to promote tourism and spur
economic development in Pittsburgh and surrounding
I dont know of any
other metropolitan area doing this kind of project, said Krajovic.
You see tourism channels in hotel rooms, but to have something like
this available to the entire population, I think, is
The station targets
business travelers visiting the region, college students in
Pittsburgh and local residents.
Were trying to educate
our local population, both to appreciate whats available as
travelers themselves and also to be better ambassadors, Krajovic
To reach audiences
outside the region, DPC is also being Webcast through the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes site, located at www.postgazette.com.
The state contributed
$130,000 of a $1 million budget for three years. The remaining
funding came from private sector organizations, including the
Greater Pittsburgh CVB.
reporter David Cogswell, send e-mail to [email protected].