CEA announces nominees for 2005 DTV Pioneers Awards

March 7, 2006

The Consumer Electronics Association announced nominees for the 2005 Academy of Digital Television (DTV Academy) Pioneers Awards to be presented March 15 at the sixth annual DTV Academy Awards luncheon in Washington, D.C.

Nominees from five DTV Award categories will be recognized during a high-definition production highlighting their achievements in the advancement of HDTV throughout 2005.

The 2005 DTV Academy Award nominees are…

Best DTV Program Provider:
Time Warner

Best DTV Leadership (Industry):
Bryan Burns, vice president, strategic business planning and development, ESPN
Peter Fannon, vice president for technology policy, government and regulatory affairs, Panasonic
Marty Franks, executive vice president, planning, policy and government relations, CBS

Best DTV Leadership (Government):
Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX)
Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI)

People's Choice:
“CSI” - The Entire Franchise (CBS)
“NFL Monday Night Football” (ABC)
“SportsCenter” (ESPN)
“Lost” (ABC)

President's Award for Outstanding Contribution:
Rick Chessen

For more information, visit www.ce.org.

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