2007 International CES To Host The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards
Awards Presentation On Monday, January 8 at CES
Arlington, Virginia, 8/4/2006, The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) will host the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards for the first time next year, announced Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Peter Price, president and CEO, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards will be CES’s opening evening event on Monday, January 8, 2007. The International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, will be held in Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2007 and will celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary.
The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards honor achievements in two areas: Science & Technology for Television, which includes broadcast, cable and satellite distribution, and secondly, Advance Media Technology encompassing interactive television, gaming technology, and for the first time, the Internet, cellphones, private networks, and personal media players. In addition, for the first time, Emmy Awards will be presented for the best use of Advanced Media Technology by commercials as well as programmers.
“As CES becomes a global cultural event featuring the best of technology and content, we are thrilled to partner with the Emmy Awards to announce at CES the best in science and technology for television,” said Shapiro. “For the content, technology and engineering industries, CES is THE place to be this January. We look forward to helping promote the world famous Emmy Awards at CES.”
“The International CES has long been the launch pad of entertainment technology,” said Mr. Price, “so it is fitting that our Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, which recognize achievement in both television engineering and advanced media technology be showcased there. With the National Television’s Academy’s new efforts this year to recognize television anytime anywhere with Emmy Awards for content and technology, this move is particularly fitting.”
The National Television Academy is currently accepting entries for the Advanced Media Technology Emmy Awards in nine categories. In order to be eligible, the production must occur May 1, 2005-April 30, 2006; the entry deadline is September 22, 2006. Advanced Media Technology entries will be judged by panels of industry professionals in New York in Fall 2006. Entry guidelines and forms are available at www.emmyonline.tv.
Among the keynote speakers for the 2007 International CES will be Bill Gates, chairman and chief software designer of Microsoft Corp; Ed Zander, chairman of the board and CEO of Motorola Inc., and Robert Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Co. CES will also feature the hottest product debuts from 2,700 exhibitors, covering more than 30 product areas, including the latest in wireless, digital imaging, mobile electronics, home networking and more. For more news on the 2007 International CES before, during and after the show, visit www.CESweb.org, the interactive source for CES information.
Note to Journalists:
General press and analyst registration is available at CESweb.org. Detailed press conference information will be vailable later this year. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Saturday, January 6 to take advantage of all the 2007 International CES press events.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,100 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA’s members account for more than $125 billion in annual sales. CEA’s resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.
CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow’s Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL TELEVISION ACADEMY
The National Television Academy is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Creative Arts, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering/Advanced Media and Business & Financial Reporting. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Television Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.
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