SOURCE: TV Worldwide

June 12, 2007 07:03 ET

TV Worldwide Selected to Webcast the 34th Annual Daytime Creative Arts and Entertainment Emmy® Awards Live from Hollywood, CA on June 14th, 2007

Webcast to Feature Four Broadband Emmy® Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to James Lipton

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - TV Worldwide, the first web-based global Internet TV network, announced that it had been selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to webcast the 34th Annual Daytime Creative Arts and Entertainment Emmy® Awards live in Hollywood, CA on June 14th, 2007. The webcast will feature four Emmy Awards for Broadband Entertainment, as well as the presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award to James Lipton, creator, executive-producer, writer and host of the 12-time Emmy®-nominated Bravo series, "Inside the Actors Studio."

The webcast will feature technologies from a number of sponsor partners, including Abacast, Paltalk and IceWeb. TV Worldwide will employ Abacast's patented Distributed Streaming Network Technology to deliver a high-bitrate stream at a significant savings over traditional network delivery. TV Worldwide will also employ the IceWEB Hosted Microsoft Sharepoint service as a multimedia file repository for content from the event, and Paltalk's socialcasting technology will be enabling live video interviews with television stars in attendance at the event with real-time fan interaction from their millions of members worldwide.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards is an exciting prelude to the Daytime Emmy Awards which will be telecast on the CBS Television Network on June 15 from Hollywood's Kodak Theater.

"We're excited to be working with TV Worldwide again to enable a great number of people to watch this important event live and on-demand after the event is over," said Peter Price, President and CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. "Having our events webcast is a big part of the Academy's efforts to celebrate the best new video content online today."

"We're very pleased to once again have the opportunity to produce the Official Webcast for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences," commented Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide. "This is the biggest event of the year for daytime television, and we're honored to be able to deliver it to a worldwide audience through our Internet TV network."

The event will be archived for viewing at TVWorldwide.com and TVMainstream.com, as well as the National Television Academy website at www.emmyonline.tv/. Participants should have the free Windows Media Player installed prior to the event and should log on by 7:00 PM PT, 10:00 PM ET on Thursday, June 14, 2007. Depending on scheduled recording, initial live-to-tape archived programming will be available for viewing on Friday, June 15, 2007.

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

As a pioneering global Internet broadcasting and streaming media company, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, including TV MainStream (www.TVMainStream.com), new media content for the new media industry, itself. Each channel serves targeted, special interest demographic audiences worldwide, ranging from the community of people with disabilities to the maritime industry. Fortune 500 companies, 15 federal government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, 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 4th annual Emmy Awards for Business and Financial Reporting in December 2006 and 58th annual Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering in January of 2007. 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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