Arlington, VA–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’ opening evening event on Monday, January 8, 2007. The International CES, 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, cell phones, 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 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 have occurred between May 1, 2005and 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.
For more information, visit www.ce.org.