Washington — The Digital Television Academy presented its 2004 Academy of Digital Television Pioneers (DTVAcademy) Awards during the Consumer Electronics Association’s tenth-annual HDTV Summit, held yesterday at the WashingtonD.C.Convention Center.
The awards, presented during a luncheon honoring the DTVAcademy, recognized achievements made throughout 2004 in 10 categories:
Best DTV Over the Air Network: CBS
Best DTV Cable System: Comcast
Best DTV Cable or Satellite Service: DirecTV
Best DTV Satellite Programmer: ESPN
Best DTV Sporting Event: CBS Super Bowl XXXVIII
Best Original DTV Material: CBS for CSI and ESPN’s HD Sport Center (two-way tie)
Best DTV Journalism: HDTV Insider
Best Industry DTV Leadership: Peter Fannon, Panasonic Corporation of North America
Best Government DTV Leadership: John McCain, U.S. Senate
Best Retail DTV Leadership: Best Buy
The annual DTV Awards are independently voted on and bestowed by the DTVAcademy — a select group of 203 individuals who have played a significant role in the decade-long effort to make digital television a reality for consumers. The DTVAcademy represents excellence in all aspects of digital content development and delivery, analog-to-digital transition leadership and the manufacture of high-definition television (HDTV) products. More than half of the 203 DTVAcademy members are individuals outside the consumer electronics industry.