Metro 3 Rebranded as Metro Nashville Network
May 3, 2016
Name change comes as Nashville’s government news channel converts to High Definition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro Government’s video news and information service will now be known as Metro Nashville Network, formerly Metro3, coinciding with a switch from analog standard definition (SD) 480 to digital high definition (HD) 1080p camera technology that will allow for clearer, more crisp broadcasts of council meetings, events, public service announcements, and other Metro related content.
“Our team at Metro Nashville Network does a fantastic job of making our government more open and accessible to the public at-large,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “It is wonderful to see them taking advantage of new technology to ensure that content is fresh and modern in look and feel.”
The Metro Nashville Network name was chosen from more than 100 suggestions submitted by Metro employees to the Information Technology Services department which manages the Metro Nashville Network. The brand seeks to capture the essence of the channel’s mission while also taking into account the different mediums upon which citizens are consuming the videos produced by Metro’s internal television production team.
“It was great to see our Metro employees taking part in the process of renaming Metro3, resulting in a new brand name that will stand the test of time with the expansion of competitive television services and the growing usage of mobile and digital technologies to consume news and information,” said Keith Durbin, chief information officer and director of information technology for Metro Government.
The content of Metro Nashville Network will continue to be broadcast on Comcast channel 3, AT&T U-verse channel 99, will be livestreamed at mnn.nashville.gov, and recorded shows are available on YouTube. MNN will also be available this summer on Google Fiber’s planned cable television service.