NATAS Announces 66th Tech Emmys, To Be Presented at CES

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced recipients of the 66th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, which will be presented at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for the ninth consecutive year. Apple, Microsoft, Roku, Sony and TiVo will be recognized for television enhancement devices. HBO and Netflix will receive awards for second screen navigation. Kazuo Hirai, president and CEO of Sony Corporation will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

NATAS_Emmy_Logo“This is a well-deserved honor for a man who has led a company that is one of the paragons of innovation in technology across the globe,” said Chuck Dages, chairman of NATAS (access the full press release online).

“Launched in 1948, Technology and Engineering Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering,” explains NATAS.

The awards reception and presentation is scheduled to take place at the Bellagio Hotel during CES on January 8, 2015.

According to another NATAS press release, the following will be honored at the event:

Pioneering Development of 2nd Screen Navigable Mosaic for Direct Programmer Offerings to Consumers via the Internet
HomeBoxOffice (HBO)
Netflix

Development of Low Latency Video Streaming Live Captioning Systems
EEG
Xorbit

Television Enhancement Devices
Apple
Roku
Microsoft
Sony
TiVo

Non-Live Large Scale Online Video Systems
Netflix

Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery (PREVD) for MVPD’s
Jinni
Think Analytics
Digital Smiths
Comcast

Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability
Video Services Forum Inc.
Media Links
Nevion
DVBlink, Inc.
Harris Broadcast Corporation (Imagine Communications)
Ericsson
Artel Video Systems Inc.
Barco-Silex
IntoPix

Innovation in Improving Engagement Around Television in Social Media
Twitter
Mass Relevance (Spreadfast)

Secure Accelerated File Movement over IP including the Internet
Aspera Inc.
DataExpedition Inc.
Signiant
Unlimitech

Pioneering Delivery of Pay TV Linear Video to Consumer Owned and Managed Devices Over a High Speed Data Connection
Major League Baseball Advanced Media
Time Warner Cable
NBCUniversal