Winners of 59th Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards Announced by National Television Academy at Consumer Electronics Show

Webcast of Awards Ceremony Available On tvworldwide.com

Left to Right: Biren Sod of BigBand Networks and James Ludington, Senior VP, Advanced Technology group for Time Warner Cable, share a historic Emmy moment; for the 1st time in its 59 year history, NATAS presented the Advanced Media and Technology award as a glass pillar - not with an EMMY, due to litigation with the Hollywood-based Academy of TV Arts & Sciences. Shown are the Classic Emmy statuette won for development of video on demand; and the shared glass pillar won for development of Switched Digital Video technology with partner BigBand Networks (Photo: Business Wire)

2008 International CES

LAS VEGAS--()--The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The 2008 Emmy Awards honored Science, Engineering and Technology Achievements for Broadcast, Broadband and Personal Television. In addition, Gaming achievements were honored. Emmy awards event sponsor Thomson, along with broadband sponsor Level 3 Communications, were joined by media sponsor Broadcasting & Cable Magazine to support the ceremony.

The Technology & Engineering Awards honor excellence in advances in the use, creativity and adaptation of technology that enhances or improves the consumer experience with media across multiple platforms.

Among the presenters at the evening ceremony were Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and Peter Price, president and CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Also on hand to present awards were Technology & Engineering Emmy Award Chairman Charles Jablonski, Chairman of the Advanced Media Committee Shelly Palmer, Chairman of the Gaming Committee Seth Haberman, and Varietys Chief Marketing Officer Madelyn Hammond. They were joined by fellow presenters David Ashbrock, Phil Dubbs, Jacques Dunogue, David Horowitz, Drew Ianni, John Luff, Skip Pizzi, Hal Protter, David Rosenberg and Drew Schutte.

For the first time in our 59 year history, not all winners will be presented with an Emmy statuette at this years ceremony due to litigation with the Hollywood-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said Peter Price, President and CEO, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. We are in court aggressively fighting for the right to recognize the talents and achievements of these companies and individuals without whom our industry would not be the world leader it is today. Once victorious, we plan to present each winner from tonights event with their own Emmy.

A detailed listing of all awards is below as compiled by the independent accountancy firm of Lutz and Carr, LLP. A list of winners for the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards is also available on the National Television Academys website at www.emmyonline.tv.

The Winners

 

Following are the previously announced winners of classic Emmys Awards for Science, Engineering & Technology for Television as selected by a panel of industry experts.

 

The Emmy Awards for ATSC broadcast transmission system RF filters:

Electronics Research, Inc. (ERI)
 
Dielectric Communications
 
Harris Broadcast
 
Micro Communications, Inc. (MCI)
 

The Emmy Awards for Development, productization, and commercialization of interactive Video-on-Demand (VOD) two-way infrastructure and signaling, leading to large scale VOD implementations:

Time Warner Cable
 
Scientific Atlanta
 
N2 Broadband (TANDBERG Television)
 

The Emmy Award for Coaxial cable technology:

AT&T
 

The Emmy Award for Pioneering development of a fully monitored fiber optic based digital network for occasional use and full time video services with fully provisioned local video access at shared use sports venues:

Vyvx Services
 

The Emmy Award for Development and implementation of an integrated and portable IP-based live, edit and store-and-forward digital newsgathering system:

CNN
 

The Emmy Awards for Monitoring for compliance standards for ATSC & DVB transport streams:

Rohde & Schwarz
 
Tektronix
 
Thomson
 
Pixelmetrix Corporation
 
Following are the advanced media technology winners for Science, Engineering & Technology for Broadband & Personal Television.
 

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of Commercial Advertising on Stand-Alone Broadband Devices (Personal Computers) are:

The L Word in Second Life

Showtime Networks/Electric Sheep Company

 

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use for Creation and Distribution of Interactive Commercial Advertising Delivered Through Multi-Channel Broadband Devices (Digital Set Top Boxes)are:

Axe Boost Your E.S.P. Interactive Channel Experience

Brightline iTV/Unilever

 

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content for Interactive Use (Two Screen Environment TV /PC or TV / Mobile Device) are:

March Madness on Demand

CBSSports.com/CBS Sports

 

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Creation of Non-Traditional Programs or Platforms are:

MTV's Virtual Laguna Beach

MTV Networks

 

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of Personal Media Display and Presentation Technology (PSP, Cell Phone, Personal Media Player, Mobile Devices) are:

Bravo To Go

Bravo

 

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of "On Demand" (Consumer Scheduled or Programmed) Technology Over Broadband Networks for Active "lean-forward" Viewing (PC) are:

MLB Mosaic

Ensequence/MLB.TV

 

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of "On Demand" (Consumer Scheduled or Programmed) Technology Over Broadband Networks for Passive "lean-backward" Viewing (TV) are:

Switched Digital Video: Revolutionizing TV

Time Warner Cable/BigBand Networks

 
Following are the winners for Engineering & Technology for Creation and Implementation of Video Games and Platforms.
 

The Awards for Game Controller Innovation:

Nintendo DS

Nintendo

 
Nintendo Wii

Nintendo

 

The Awards for Handheld Game Device Display Screen Innovation:

Football & Auto Race

Mattel

 
Atari Lynx

Atari

 
Nintendo DS

Nintendo

 

The Awards for User Generated Content - Game Modification:

Pinball Construction

Electronic Arts (EA)

 

Quake

id Software

 
Second Life

Linden Lab

 

The Awards for Physics Engines:

Havok
 

The Awards for Development of Massively Multiplayer Online Graphical Role Playing Games:

Neverwinter Nights

AOL-Time Warner/Stormfront/Ubisoft/TSR-Wizards of the Coast

 
Everquest

Sony Online Entertainment

 
World of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment

 

The Awards for Visual Digital Content Creation Tools and their Impact:

Autodesk Maya

Autodesk

 
Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk

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Contacts

Bob Gold & Associates
Angela Hein, 310-784-1040
angela@bobgoldpr.com