SOURCE: TV Worldwide

January 04, 2008 10:56 ET

TV Worldwide Selected to Webcast 59th Annual Emmy Awards for Technology and Engineering, January 7, Live From Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

Honorary Webcast Host Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Present Emmy; Webcast to Feature Latest Technology From JVC, Limelight Networks, Abacast, and NewTek Tricaster at www.TVWorldwide.com and www.TVMainStream.com

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2008) - TV Worldwide, the first web-based global Internet TV network, announced that it had again been selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to webcast the 59th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards at the 41st International CES Show live from Las Vegas, on Monday, January 7, 2008, 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT at www.TVWorldwide.com and www.TVMainStream.com. Honorary Webcast Host, Apollo 11 Astronaut and TV Worldwide board member Buzz Aldrin will present an Emmy award during the presentation and discuss his upcoming Lunar Renaissance campaign to focus national attention on future space exploration by bringing Mercury, Gemini and Apollo pioneers together for several commemorative events that will be webcast through live Interactive TV. The Emmys webcast will include interviews with industry leaders attending the Emmy Awards ceremony and CES on the latest products, technologies, issues and news from the television and advanced media sectors. Technology support from JVC HD cameras, NewTek Tricaster, Limelight Networks and Abacast Hybrid CDN Services will be featured during the production of the webcast.

"We're again pleased to facilitate national webcast participation in this year's Emmy Awards for Technology and Engineering and we thank our technology partners who are making this possible with their capabilities and visionary support," commented Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide. "We are pleased to have our board member, Buzz Aldrin, as honorary host for the webcast of this venerable event. The Emmy Awards event is well-regarded among television and new media professionals as the pre-eminent awards ceremony and we look forward to actually featuring advanced media technology while honoring the latest innovations in this arena for a global on-line audience on the TV MainStream channel of our TV Worldwide Internet TV Network."

Launched in 1948, the Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering. An award to an individual, a company, or to a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies, which either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected the transmission, recording, or reception of television.

The event will be archived for viewing at www.TVWorldwide.com and www.TVMainStream.com. Participants should have the free Windows Media Player installed prior to the event and should log on by 10:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM PT on Monday, January 7. Depending on scheduled recording, initial live-to-tape archived programming will be available for viewing prior to the event.

About the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

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 Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts and Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting. Beginning in 2006, The National Television Academy began recognizing programming produced for the Internet, cell phones, and portable media players with its new Broadband Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Content for Broadband and Portable Delivery. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Regional Emmys are given in 20 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.

About TV Worldwide

Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels characterized as "Internet TV for Smart People." Each channel serves highly targeted communities of people with disabilities to the Homeland Defense industry. Fortune 500 companies, 15 federal government agencies, and numerous International associations, including the National Association of Broadcasters, use TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2007 and the 59th Annual Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering in 2008. TV Worldwide has been named one of the streaming video industry's "Hottest Streaming Companies" by Streaming Magazine and CEO Dave Gardy was honored by the magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA) (www.webcasters.org).

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