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ConnecTV to Produce Live Chat for Emmy Nominations

Working with Television Academy to Create Second-Screen Experience for Primetime Nods 7/17/2013 8:31 AM Eastern
 

Social TV provider ConnecTV is partnering with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to produce a special live chat during the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday morning.

The nomination announcement will be carried live by most broadcast networks along with CBS.com at 5:40 am PT and the live chat will provide a second-screen experience for viewers.

As part of the effort, ConnecTV's team will chat from 5:15 a.m. to 6 a.m. (PT) on Twitter, using the hashtag  #emmyschat.

The cohosts for the live chat are Kirstin Benson, ConnecTV's Entertainment producer-moderator, and Michael Buckley, ConnecTV's resident host and Internet personality.

An entire pre- and post-nomination presentation will be streamed live on emmys.com and yahoo.com from 5:15 a.m. to 6 a.m.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Sept. 22 on CBS at 8 p.m.

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