CityVision - The Visitors Channel is a visitor information television network aired in Birmingham-area hotel rooms that highlights local attractions, shops and restaurants. The network was created in February 2004 by partners Brent Boyd and David Howard.
They partnered with the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau to produce an eight-minute primary segment about the city's most notable visitor attractions. The first spots, hosted by Deborah Vance, aired in September 2004. Additional features and custom-produced commercial segments are compiled into an hour-long DVD, updated monthly, that is played on a continuous loop on dedicated television channels in many area hotels.
Early clients included Ocean, Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega Restaurant, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Fish Market Restaurant and the Homewood Merchants Association. Feature segments highlight Vulcan Park, area golf courses and live theater venues.
- Ray, Tiffany (February 17, 2006) "CityVision showcasing Birmingham's attractions." The Birmingham News
- Williams, Roy L. (August 13, 2006) "CityVision on hotel TVs woos visitors." The Birmingham News
- CItyVision website