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2007 International CES To Host Awards Event

August 09, 2006

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’s opening evening event on Monday, January 8, 2007. The International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, 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, cellphones, 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.

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 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.

Among the keynote speakers for the 2007 International CES will be Bill Gates, chairman and chief software designer of Microsoft Corp; Ed Zander, chairman of the board and CEO of Motorola Inc., and Robert Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Co. CES will also feature the hottest product debuts from 2,700 exhibitors, covering more than 30 product areas, including the latest in wireless, digital imaging, mobile electronics, home networking and more.

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