Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Who needs viewers? We've got awards!

There may not be much HDTV to watch yet, but that hasn't stopped the PR machine at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) from backing a DTV awards show through its annual HDTV Summit.

Last week in Washington, D.C., the 2002 Academy of Digital Television Pioneers Awards were announced. The recipients are:

  • Best DTV Broadcast Network - CBS

  • Best Local DTV Broadcaster - WETA, PBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.

  • Best DTV Cable System - Time Warner

  • Best DTV Satellite Provider - DirecTV

  • Best DTV Satellite Programmer - HDNet

  • Best DTV Sporting Event - NBC 2002 Winter Olympics

  • Best Original DTV Material - NBC 2002 Winter Olympics

  • DTV Industry Leadership Award - Gary Shapiro, CEA

  • DTV Government Leadership Award - FCC Chairman Michael Powell

  • DTV Retailer Leadership Award - Three-way tie: Best Buy, Circuit City, Tweeter

  • DTV Press Leadership Award - HDTV Magazine

  • The People's Choice Award - The Soprano's, HBO

For more information visit www.ce.org

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