Arlington, Va. — International CES will host the Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards for the first time next year.
The Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards will be CES's opening evening event on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, in Las Vegas.
CES, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, will run from Jan. 8-11, 2007.
The Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards honor achievements in two areas: science and technology for television, which includes broadcast, cable and satellite distribution, and advance media technology, which encompasses interactive television, gaming technology. For the first time, the event will also recognize the Internet, cellphones, private networks and personal media players.
In addition, Emmy Awards will be presented for the first time 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 Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association president. “For the content, technology and engineering industries, CES is the place to be this January.”
“The International CES has long been the launch pad of entertainment technology,” said Peter Price, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences president. “So it is fitting that our Technology and 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 occur May 1, 2005 - April 30, 2006; the entry deadline is Sept. 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.
Meanwhile, keynote speakers at the 2007 International CES will include Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft; Ed Zander, chairman of Motorola; and Robert Iger, president of The Walt Disney Co.
For more news on CES before, during and after the show, visit www.CESweb.org.