BTV gets festive, Biloxi-style

BTV: Biloxi Television, the city’s municipal TV channel, is offering a decidedly holiday flavor this month, with a lineup that looks back at the city’s festive celebrations.

Highlighting programming in December, which debuted Tuesday, are replays of the Christmas on the Water boat parades from 2017 and 2018, the Woolmarket Christmas Parade from 2019, and the Vietnamese Tet Celebration from January 2020.

The programs air during the morning, afternoon and evening schedule each day in December. Lensman August Taconi recorded and set to music the Christmas on the Water parades and provides an inside look at the Tet commemorance, with dragons dancing, in front of Lee’s Supermarket on Lee Street back in January. The productions, along with the Woolmarket Christmas parade, all run in real time.

BTV also carries replays of recent City Council meetings and other public gatherings during a three-hour block of programming that airs daily at 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. You’ll also see the city’s Monday and Friday “Biloxi A to Z” reports, which include COVID-19 updates.

And, finally, in December, Biloxi native and Miss America Mary Ann Mobley headlines a block of programs focusing on the Biloxi Lighthouse. Mobley narrates a 13-minute history of the lighthouse in the first of three city-produced documentaries, followed by two shorts: “The Biloxi Light” and a musical ode to the Biloxi Lighthouse.

BTV continues to provide programming time daily to the Biloxi Veterans Administration Medical Center and Biloxi Public Schools.

The city’s TV programming is available in Biloxi at Sparklight Channel 56 and AT&T Uverse Channel 99, and streamed worldwide at
See the BTV schedule for December
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