Detroit Public Television today announced a partnership with the Detroit Historical Society to expand the station’s coverage of the city of Detroit through live recording and editorial space at the Detroit Historical Museum.
“The Detroit office will allow DPTV to expand our growing number of production initiatives in Detroit,” says Rich Homberg, president and CEO of DPTV. “We want to tell stories of the people of Detroit by assisting the Detroit Historical Society in collecting living memories of the city. The offices will serve as a vital base for both organizations as we convene conversations with leaders and citizens about the revitalization of Detroit and visualizing the city’s future.”
Homberg says under the terms of the two-year agreement, DPTV will have 1,100 square feet of editorial office space at the Detroit Historical Museum in Detroit’s Midtown district in addition to the studio that DPTV operates inside the Maccabees Building in Midtown. He says DPTV will be able to set up to four audio/video access points in exhibit spaces for the purpose of producing live and recorded programming.
In exchange, the Detroit Historical Society will receive a promotional package on DPTV’s broadcast and online platforms.
Current DPTV programs that focus on Detroit include MiWeek, American Black Journal, and Detroit Remember When, among others.