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CEA Awards DTV Pioneers

The Consumer Electronics Association applauded the recipients of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers awards at a luncheon during the 2005 HDTV Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 15. The awards recognized organizations, people and events that promoted the DTV transition in 2004. Best DTV Over the Air
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The Consumer Electronics Association applauded the recipients of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers awards at a luncheon during the 2005 HDTV Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 15.

The awards recognized organizations, people and events that promoted the DTV transition in 2004.


  • Best DTV Over the Air Network - CBS
  • Best DTV Cable System - Comcast
  • Best DTV Cable or Satellite Service - DirecTV
  • Best DTV Satellite Programmer - ESPN
  • Best DTV Sporting Event - CBS Super Bowl XXVIII
  • Best Original DTV Material - CBS for CSI and ESPN's HD Sport Center (two-way tie)
  • Best DTV Journalism - HDTV Insider
  • Best Industry DTV Leadership - Peter Fannon, Panasonic
  • Best Government DTV Leadership - Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.)
  • Best Retail DTV Leadership - Best Buy



Senator McCain used his acceptance speech to push for a hard date--which would have been 2009 according to his DTV bill that was squashed before reaching to the Senate floor last year--for analog shut-off and also advocated a subsidy for OTA receivers.