Streaming media wins an Emmy

Streaming media technology, now only a decade old, netted technical Emmy wins for four pioneering companies, including Real Networks, Apple, Adobe and Microsoft.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the latest Science, Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards for Broadcast Television last week. The awards will be presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Jan. 8 in Las Vegas.

Eddy Hartenstein, former vice chairman of DirecTV, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the show.

Among other winners are RCA for Pioneering Development of On Screen Display (OSD) for Setup, Control and Configuration of Consumer Television Equipment; Terayon Communications Systems for Pioneering Development for Combining Multiple Transport Streams that are already encoded, using Rate-Shaping and Statistical Re-multiplexing; and Visible World and the Weather Channel for Development and Implementation of Automatically Assembled Dynamic Customized TV Advertising.

Gennum won for Technology Advances in Serial Digital Interface Solutions, Enabling Over 20 Years of Seamless Studio and Broadcast Infrastructure migration; and Rene Anselmo of PanAmSat won for Privately Owned and Operated International Satellite Company Primarily for International Video Services.

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