Tech Emmy Winners Named

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The National Television Academy announced the winners of the 2004 Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards and the Advanced Media Technology Emmy Awards.

Portions of the awards ceremony will air on G4techTV’s news program, Pulse, during the week of Nov. 29, marking the first time the event will be telecast.

Eight Emmys were awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Technology and Engineering in the following categories:

• Development of direct-view liquid-crystal-display screens: Sharp Electronics Corp.

• Development of UHP lamps: Philips Electronics N.V.

• Pioneering efforts in the invention of the Telestrator: Len Reiffel.

• Pioneering efforts in the development of spot-beam satellites for distribution of local-broadcast channels directly to home receivers: EchoStar Communications Corp. and DirecTV Inc.

• Development, productization and commercialization of video-server technology leading to large-scale video-on-demand implementations: nCUBE Corp., Concurrent Computer Corp. and SeaChange International Inc.

Four Emmys were awarded in the Advanced Media Technology categories:

• Outstanding achievement in advanced media technology for the enhancement of original television content: DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Enhanced Service.

• Outstanding achievement in advanced media technology for the nonsynchronous enhancement of original television content: Showtime Interactive, Showtime Networks Inc.

• Outstanding achievement in advanced media technology for the creation of nontraditional programs or platforms: Moxi Media Center, Charter Communications Inc. and Adelphia Communications Corp.

• Outstanding achievement in advanced media technology for the creation of video games: Jetix Cards Live! Enhanced TV, ABC Family and Toon Disney.

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