Discover Pittsburgh 250! is a tourism-promotion and economic development cable television program, originally developed by Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, and designed to showcase tourist and cultural attractions in southwestern Pennsylvania's 11-county region. The program is offered by Comcast, to its digital subscribers, as a 24/7 On Demand program, under "Your Town", "Entertainment" and "Discover Pittsburgh".
Funding for the 24/7 On Demand channel has been provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community Economic Development, and by several local and regional foundations. Sponsorships by local attractions provide additional revenue for production costs. The program is hosted by Leslie Merrill McCombs, and is updated regularly.
As of November, 2007, Discover Pittsburgh 250! has entered into a partnership agreement between Allegheny County and the channel's operating production company, Planet Earth Television. This alliance recognizes that many of the organizations and attractions featured on the program, lie within Allegheny County.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
David Caldwell, Executive Producer
DISCOVER PITTSBURGH 250!
PLANET EARTH TELEVISION