The Hometown Media Awards honors and promotes community media, and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. Focus Forward is sponsored by Saltar Solutions, a local business, and distributed by CTV North Suburbs in Roseville, MN. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way. Industry peers comprised of volunteers and staff from community TV stations judge the awards. In the past, CTV North Suburbs has been the recipient of numerous ACM awards.
The 2013 Hometown Media Awards will be held on May 30, 2013, at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA.