Spotlight on ESPN: Broadcaster of the Year

ESPN’s sports journalism and coverage of special events were in the winner’s circle at the 2016 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards gala on April 19th at the annual NAB Show. The sports powerhouse earned the coveted title of Broadcaster of the Year for the 8th year. Previously ESPN had been named “Broadcaster of the Year” seven consecutive years, 2008–2014.

John Wildhack, executive vice president, programming and production, ESPN

John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, programming and production had this to say about ESPN’s huge win.“We are honored to again be named Broadcaster of the Year at the New York Festival Awards, an international competition covering all of television’s best efforts where simply being nominated is a distinct honor. We take special pride in winning for marquee programming from both our studio and event production teams. The enterprise journalism practiced by Outside the Lines and SportsCenter are second to none, in sports or beyond.  Also, we could not be happier with recognition for the iconic Monday Night Football series, our first Special Olympics World Games and our other medal winners. I am thrilled for the hundreds of people whose passion and creativity are at the heart of these entries.”

ESPN's Susan Ansman, associate producer takes home the Gold for SC Featured: Lauren Hill: One More Game

ESPN’s programming, explored a wide variety of topical subjects and was recognized with 12 Gold World Medals, 10 Silver World Medals, 4 Bronze, and 14 Finalists Certificates.

SportsCenter, ESPN’s flagship program struck Gold: “SC Featured – Isaiah Bird: No Excuses” and “SC Featured: Lauren Hill: One More Game” scored Gold Medals. ESPN’s Outside the Lines earned multiple Golds including: “Revisiting Donnovan Hill” and “Transgender Sports Policy.”

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football Open,” “Special Olympics Opening Ceremony Tease,” and “2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee Tease” also earned Gold Medals.

Congratulations to ESPN for their outstanding storytelling and coverage of live events!

For more information on the 2016 New York Festivals Television & Film Awards Winners visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/winners/2016/

 

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NYF TV & Film Grand Jury Confidential: Alexander Hahn

Alexander Hahn,  NYF Television & Film Awards Advisory Board and Grand Jury member, is a visionary electronic media artists based in New York/Zürich. He received his MFA from the University of Fine Arts, Zürich/CH and is a 1981 fellow in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Alex’s videos, installations and computer prints are exhibited around the globe including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Kunstmuseum Solothurn/CH, the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara/IT, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing/CN and most recently,  Hunter College Art Galleries in New York City.

Alexander Hahn

In the interview below, Alex shares his insights on judging, his most recent experimental video “Dirt Site” and the technical  challenges of creating and storing large files of media art.

New York Festivals: As a New York Festivals Grand Jury member, you will view programs, films and promos from entrants from networks and production companies around the globe. What are you most excited to see/judge in terms of recent trends?  

Alexander Hahn: I don’t normally watch television, but I’m very curious about TV, corporate and other media productions. The annual jury duty at the NY Festivals provides an exciting opportunity to get a global survey of what’s out there in a very concentrated form. My criteria vary between the different categories: excellence and innovation, of course… In their work description, many entries boast excellent directing, camera work, editing or audio. In the music category, for instance, you could come across scores that are very finely crafted but otherwise derivative, a reminder that technical mastery of the métier is commanded by an army of talent churned out by art, design and technical schools. A slick fabrication is not automatically trophy-worthy.

Most often, I judge from a gut feeling, and this generally falls into the consensus with the opinions of the other panelists, the online judging platform consisting of a truly global panel of peers. The feed of entries to be viewed is random, suggestions can also be skipped, and I like that.

New York Festivals: Your video, “Dirt Site” will be part of the The Experimental Television Center: A History, ETC…at Hunter College Art Galleries in New York City.  What can we expect from this exhibit and your video?

"Dirt Site"

Alexander Hahn: Despite the prolific and many nationally and internationally awarded works created in its +40 year history, the Experimental Television Center has remained largely unknown. More than 1500 artists from all over the world have worked there. “As the interest in video as an artistic medium gained momentum, the ETC provided access to and training in this new technology to artists; interested citizens; and social, cultural, and educational organizations. Invested in pushing the boundaries of video as a medium, the ETC developed a program to create more flexible video processing tools for artists. Under the direction of artist Nam June Paik and engineer Shuya Abe, a Paik/Abe Video Synthesizer was constructed for the Center’s permanent use, which launched the ETC’s artist residency program… The lost frame, the glitch, the erasure, these limitations of the early technology were embraced by artists for their poetic potential and have now become aesthetics that gesture towards the liminal and tactile beginnings of video.” (from the press release).

The exhibition A History, ETC is the first academic survey and seeks to establish the role the Center has played in the history of video art. It showed at the Hunter College Art Galleries in New York City through November 21 2015.

Dirt Site (1990; 15:50′) was inspired by a medieval heresy which held that the world was created by Satan and that we live in a counterfeit universe. Images of abandoned houses and somber industrial landscapes, shots of dirt, mud, dust, and water seamlessly dissolve into each other in constant metamorphosis, creating a blurry watery symphony that gradually comes to a stand-still. The tape has won several festival prizes such as the Grand Prix of the 1992 Festival International du Jeune Vidéo, Montréal/CA or Work of Excellence at the 1990 Tokyo Video Festival.

https://vimeo.com/1255745

New York Festivals: Your works of art have extremely large file-sizes, how does that impact their creation and exhibition.  Will you describe the technical process and potential challenges?

 Alexander Hahn: It’s hard to imagine that thirty some years ago, the operating system, the software and the files would all have fitted on a single 400k floppy disk. Despite these limitations, the computer had the potential of ever growing storage capabilities, large file-sizes fitting on ever smaller devices – perfect for creating art in the limited space of a tiny city apartment.

Finding a logical filing system for my data is an ongoing struggle, as is the continuous porting of the archive to the latest software and standards to keep the files readable and playable. In the analog era, transfers from one medium to the other, e.g. copying of videotapes was always lousy, but footage, even on a damaged tape could be salvaged. Now, copying is lossless and much faster than real time, but in the event of a failed hard drive, the information is often lost. Cloud storage promises a certain safeguard, however upended by the arbitrariness of corporate policies. Despite the hype around the cloud, it’s a return to the early days of computing with the mainframe and dumb terminals. Also, corporations get hacked, companies and subscribers go broke, and there are natural disasters and other acts of God… Things simply perish, no way around it.

 

 

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NYF TV & Film Awards Grand Jury Confidential: Bill McCullough – Executive Producer, GoPro

New York Festivals Television & Film Awards recruits their award-winning panel of judges comprised of creative media professions from around the world to select the World’s Best TV & Films. This week’s Grand Jury Confidential finds us talking with Bill McCullough, Executive Producer, for GoPro.

As Executive Producer for the Entertainment division at GoPro, Bill is responsible for programming and producing the Sports and Motor Sports verticals. He oversees all content, production and staffing as well as creative and content development. As former Vice President of Creative Development & Operations for HBO Sports, Bill was  responsible for creating the look and feel of HBO Sports and its franchises – HBO Boxing, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, 24/7 & The Fight Game with Jim Lampley.

Throughout his illustrious career, Bill has garnered 11 Emmy Awards; his latest award is for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel where he served as the Director.

In this interview, Mr. McCullough shares his views on what’s happening in the world of branded content and storytelling, his transition from HBO Sports to GoPro, and what he’s most excited about seeing when judging the 2016 TV & Film Awards.

New York Festivals: You’re working for GoPro , known for being one of the biggest branded content success stories,  why did they recruit  you and what do you hope to accomplish for the brand?

Bill McCullough: We both like to tell great stories. GoPro is an amazing brand that has really moved the needle not only in the world of capturing breathtaking video, but also in the world of telling compelling stories. Their first person perspective provides a fresh look at sports and life that we have never been able to experience up until now. To harness that energy and creativity and take it to the next level is a challenge that I am totally up for. My goal is to continue to cultivate the magic that naturally exists at GoPro,  sprinkle in even better storytelling and produce content that inspires and motivates people of all ages.

New York Festivals: Previously you worked as vice president of creative development and operations for HBO Sports, what was the transition like going from HBO Sports to producing GoPro’s extreme team sports videos and motor sports videos? Any challenges?

Bill McCullough:  The entire entertainment industry is going through a huge shift right now. People are consuming content in much different ways than they have in even the past five years. HBO is an amazing brand but it certainly falls into the more traditional television category, whereas GoPro is a company that is on the cutting edge of this movement. With GoPro’s massive user community the amount of content that is available to work with is daunting, which is not a bad thing at all.

Golden Gate Reflection By Kyle Camerer on the GoPro Channel

New York Festivals: In a recent interview you mentioned that “GoPro’s technology makes it possible to tell some of those other stories that are harder to capture with the way traditional TV production works.”  What type of stories do you hope to tell, can you give us a preview?

Bill McCullough: Because of the convenient size of the GoPRo cameras, filmmakers are able to work with their subjects in a more intimate fashion. For some reason, most people tend to act differently when a camera crew is present. Whether it’s the camera in their face or the audio boom overhead, trying to maintain authenticity becomes difficult.  But with GoPro,  the cameras are virtually invisible. This results in more natural behavior from the subject being filmed and it comes across as pure and genuine. This is what resonates with viewers and makes for an authentic viewing experience.

New York Festivals: As a NYF Grand Jury member, you will view programs, films and promos from entrants from networks and production companies around the globe. What are you most excited to see/judge in terms of recent trends?

Bill McCullough: There is so much talent in the world these days and I’m excited to see how people tell stories in different ways. Unlike my generation, this younger generation grew up with cameras in hand, editing software on their laptops, and a fundamental knowledge of media and how it works. This certainly makes for better film making which results in better storytelling and an overall better viewer experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NYF TV & Films Grand Jury Confidential: Aela Callan, Independent Journalist, Germany

New York Festivals Television & Film Awards recruits a distinguished, award-winning panel of  judges comprised of directors, writers, actors and various other creative media professions from around the world to select the World’s Best TV & Films. This week’s Grand Jury Confidential finds us talking with Aela Callan.

Aela Callan is a journalist, filmmaker and broadcaster based in Berlin and 2014 Gold UNDPI Winner at New York Festivals Television & Film Awards. She is passionate about connecting filmmakers with their audience. While at Al Jazeera, she created a digital strategy for their 101 East program and continues to help teams navigate the changing media landscape. After living in Myanmar, she was selected as a Knight Fellow for Journalism innovation at Stanford University where she researched ways to combat hate speech. Her mission as a media innovator and leader is rooted in the belief that great storytelling brings us closer to those in forgotten corners of the globe.

In this interview, Ms. Callan shares her views on what she’s most excited to screen in 2016′s TV & Film Awards, what makes an entry award-worthy, and her opinion of New York Festivals on-line judging platform.

New York Festivals: As a New York Festivals Grand Jury member, you will view programs, films and promos from entrants from networks and production companies around the globe. What are you most excited to see/judge in terms of recent trends?  

AC: Documentaries made specifically for the web, or using innovative storytelling techniques suited for web/social media platforms.

New York Festivals: What are the benefits of judging the 2016 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards?

AE: To allow me to see high quality work that I may have missed during the year, especially in the news/documentary field

New York Festivals: How important is it that submissions represent the wide spectrum of produced work today?

AE: For me, it’s important to see work that is related to my field across an international spectrum, but not important to see commercial or public relations videos

Aela Callan , UNDPI Gold Award winner for 'It's A Man's World' at the 2014 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards

New York Festivals: You’re both an award winner and one of New York Festivals Grand Jury members, what criteria will you personally use when judging this year’s entries? In your opinion, what makes an entry standout and trophy-worthy?

AE: Great storytelling, topics that enlighten me about something I didn’t know, high quality camerawork and editing. Innovative methods of distribution that reach a wide audience.

New York Festivals: Based on your experience as an award-winner, do you have any inside winner’s tips or advice for entrants submitting their work to this year’s competition?

AE: Be clear in your description of your work. Often, poorly written or confusing introductions make judges less excited to view the work. Choose an entry that means something to you, and tell us why.

New York Festivals: What is your opinion of New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards competition and online judging platform?

AE: I find the judging platform very easy and user friendly. I appreciate the work that’s gone into that. I feel the competition is exceedingly broad. It would be useful to break the entries up into categories and have specialists in those fields judge the work from those categories. I do not feel especially equipped to judge commercials or marketing videos, and likewise, I am a little discouraged to think that a marketing executive may be and judging my entries.

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NYF TV & Films Grand Jury Confidential: Akira Nishimura, Director/Producer, Program Production Infortainment and Documentary Department, Fuji Television Network

New York Festivals Television & Film Awards recruits a distinguished, award-winning panel of  judges comprised of directors, writers, actors and various other creative media professions from around the world to select the World’s Best TV & Films. This week’s Grand Jury Confidential finds us talking with Akira Nishimura, Director/Producer, Fuji Television, Inc.

Akira Nishimura

Akira Nishimura is known for producing award-winning creative work for Fuji Television’s Program Production Infortainment and Documentary Department. His weekly television series “The Nonfiction” and other projects have earned him a robust number of awards throughout the years. In addition, his productions have achieved  medalist status in New York Festivals Television & Film Awards competition including: “Unforgettable –Three Family Portraits,” New York Festivals gold world medal in 2012; “A Death Scene Cleaner Gets Married” was in the spotlight in 2014’s competition earning a gold world medal in the Human Concerns category, and “The God of Ramen” was also honored that year with a silver world medal in Documentary.

"God of Ramen" silver world medalist

Mr. Nishimura shared his thoughts with New York Festivals offering insights on judging this year’s competition, insider tips for entrants, and his thoughts on NYF’s online judging platform.

NYF: As a New York Festivals Grand Jury member, you will view programs, films and promos from entrants from networks and production companies around the globe. What are you most excited to see/judge in terms of recent trends?  

AK: Stories that let me get a glimpse of the social issues that each county is dealing with.

NYF: What do you feel are the benefits of judging the 2016 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards? How important is it that submissions represent the wide spectrum of produced work today?

AK:  For the first question: It’s helpful for me to be able to sort of get a sense of where the content that I produce stand. For the second questions: I feel that since the production types of submissions that NYF accepts may be a bit too wide, so there may be some submissions that I’m personally not too interested or get excited about.

NYF: In your opinion, what makes an entry standout and trophy-worthy?

AK: I value highly of entries that feature clear point-of-view and powerful message.

NYF: Based on your experience as an award-winner, do you have any inside winner’s tips or advice for entrants submitting their work to this year’s competition?

“A Death Scene Cleaner Gets Married" gold world medalist

AK: It’s difficult to say but I think you shouldn’t be too concerned about winning the award, instead what’s important to keep in mind is to create something that you truly care and passionate about.

"God of Ramen" Kazuo Yamagishi’

 

 

 

 

 

NYF: What is your opinion of New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards competition and online judging platform?

AK: I think the online judging platform is very well-made and easy to use. Also, the official website is rich in content, so I think it’s nice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NYF TV & Films Grand Jury Confidential: Phil Blundell, Executive Director, The Edge Picture Company

Phil Blundell founded The Edge when it opened for business in 1991. Now in its 24th year, The Edge has won over 300 major international awards in that time and leads the global field as the UK’s leading Corporate Film Production Company, renowned for its outstanding creative programming and a first class track record – a record that Phil has personally played a crucial role in achieving. For the past nine years, The Edge Picture Company has been honored with the prestigious New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Production Company of the Year Award.

Phil Blundell, Executive Director, The Edge Picture Company

As Executive Director of The Edge Picture Company, Mr. Blundell has seen The Edge gain prominence as a company that uses the power of moving images to change the ‘hearts and minds’  of business audiences, whether internal or external – eliciting behavioural and attitudinal change.  Many of his films are cutting edge and have been highly acclaimed for their creativity, winning numerous UK and International communication awards. Edge has offices in London, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and South Africa as well as a client base in the USA and Europe

New York Festivals interviewed Phil Blundell, Advisory Board and Grand Jury member about recent industry trends, the benefits of judging NYF’s TV & Film Awards, what makes an entry trophy-worthy, the criteria he’ll personally use when judging along with inside tips for entrants submitting into this year’s competition.                             

NYF: What are you most excited to see/judge in terms of recent trends?      

PB: I am always keen to see films that deliberately push creative boundaries, as well as those that actively embrace viewing via social media and other leading edge digital streaming channels- where shortness of duration and succinct story telling is imperative.

NYF: What do you feel are the benefits of judging the 2016 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards? How important is it that submissions represent the wide spectrum of produced work today?

PB: Being the world’s best and most comprehensive international awards festival in this space, the major benefit to me is seeing the quality and diversity of programming that is going on right across the world- with creative innovation and contemporary story telling being the most important and desired attribute.

NYF: You’re both an award winner and one of New York Festivals Grand Jury members, what criteria will you personally use when judging this year’s entries? In your opinion, what makes an entry standout and trophy-worthy?

PB: A film that emotionally engages me as a target viewer, using the very best of contemporary film making techniques to tell its unique story, while avoiding creative clichés at all costs.

NYF: Based on your experience as an award-winner, do you have any inside winner’s tips or advice for entrants submitting their work to this year’s competition?

2010 Grand Award for 1001 Inventions & The Library of SecretsPB: Be concise and clear, explaining exactly to whom the film is aimed and what it was looking to achieve in terms of gaining maximum effectiveness with the target audience.

NYF: What is your opinion of New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards competition and online judging platform?  

PB: The New York Festivals is quite simply the most representative, truly international corporate film festival that we have. Year after year it proves its credentials, with the online judging portal proving to be the most effective way of harnessing the skills of such a diverse and highly qualified pool of international judges.

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NYF TV & Film Awards Grand Jury Confidential: Michaela Seemann, ORF ÖSTERREICHISCHER RUNDFUNK

Each year, New York Festivals Television & Film Awards calls on a distinguished, award-winning panel of judges comprised of directors, writers, actors and various other creative media professions from around the world to select the World’s Best TV & Films. In this Grand Jury Confidential interview, NYF spends time with 2016 Grand Jury member Michaela Seemann of ORF Österreichischer Rundfunk, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation.

Michaela Seemann

Throughout her impressive career, Ms. Seemann has held a variety of positions in the field of Entertainment at ORF, Austria’s national public service broadcaster. Since 2014, she has been a respected member of ORF’s Program Development Team and is responsible for evaluating new international formats and concepts. As a member of the Eurovision Entertainment Development Team, Ms. Seemann works together with other European Public Service TV Stations to create new pan-European entertainment shows.

In the interview below, Ms. Seemann shares her insights about the judging process, what makes an entry trophy-worthy, and her advice for entrants submitting work into the 2016 competition.

NYF: As a New York Festivals Grand Jury member, you will view programs, films and promos from entrants from networks and production companies around the globe. What are you most excited to see/judge in terms of recent trends?  

MS: As the categories of entries are widely spread this question is not easy to answer. What I consider most important is originality – the way you deal with a topic, presentation, production method. And for sure the production value – everything from directing to camera, lighting and sound.

NYF: What do you feel are the benefits of judging the 2016 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards? How important is it that submissions represent the wide spectrum of produced work today?

MS: I think it is very important that submissions represent the wide spectrum of produced work today – it always happens that there are entries dealing with the same topic – and you see the different ways to look at it, be it from a closer or wider angle.

A great benefit of judging is that you get to know new interesting programmes and production companies.

NYF: Based on your experience as an award-winner, do you have any inside winner’s tips or advice for entrants submitting their work to this year’s competition?


MS: If you think, your work is outstanding, please don’t hesitate to enter it! But if you have produced for example an entertainment show which is very close to a successful proven format, don’t forget that each judge will have the original format in mind and will compare it.

NYF: What is your opinion of New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards competition and online judging platform?

MS: The New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards competition is a very outstanding one – high quality of entries, covering very interesting categories. And I really love the online judging platform – you can watch the programmes on any device you want, anytime and anywhere. That makes things much easier.

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New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Categories Encourage World’s Storytellers

“New York Festivals TV & Film Awards categories mirror the wide spectrum of programming being created across all continents and NYF celebrates and encourages the world’s storytellers,said Rose Anderson, executive director, New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.

Rose Anderson, executive director, New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards

New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards competition continually monitors creative and technological advancements within the television and film industry. In response to world-wide programming trends, Rose Anderson unveiled several new categories for the 2016 competition: Climate Change & Sustainability and Music were both added to Documentary/Information Program, and Crime Drama was added to Regularly Scheduled Entertainment Program.

The competition continues to expand their Online Programming category roster. Online Music Program was unveiled this year and Online Drama and Online Comedy Program, both launched in 2015, added to the robust number of online categories launched to showcase programming that satisfies the consumer’s appetite for easy access to content online.

2015′s competition revealed a powerhouse of categories to recognize creativity from media content creators around the globe including: Mini-Series, Movie Trailer, Culinary Program, Sound Design, and Video Art & Experimental Film and Lifestyle Program.

New York Festivals is sensitive to the continually evolving programming trends, adding Lifestyle Program and Culinary Program categories showcases content created for this ever-expanding viewership and the Reality TV Drama (Structured and Unstructured) category addresses the explosion of content in the reality TV genre,”  said Ms. Anderson.

NYF’s entrants come from hundreds of production companies around the globe and embody the  extensive scope of programming in the broadcast and film industry – news, sports, entertainment, the arts, promos, films, and brand/corporate image – being made today.  The competition’s categories showcase the World’s Best TV & Films in the following genres: Animation, Comedy, Corporate, Drama, Documentary, Feature Films, Music Videos, News, Promos, Reality Shows, Sports, Telenovelas, Video Art & Experimental Films, and Webisodes.

Many awards competitions are national in scope or are by invitation-only or have other restrictions limiting eligibility,” remarked Ms. Anderson. “Our rules make it clear: one world, one competition, one show.”

For more information on New York Festivals TV & Film Awards categories click: HERE.


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Spotlight on Presenters – 2015 NYF TV & Film Awards Gala

Each year New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards recruits prominent media executives, broadcast journalists, talk show hosts, and content creators all representing the multifaceted media industry to celebrate the competition’s award-winners. Tonight these executives will take center stage as presenters to shine the spotlight on content creators from around the globe as they bestow Grand, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Finalist Certificates to extraordinary storytellers at the 2015 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Gala in Las Vegas at NAB.

2015′s NYF TV & Film Awards Presenters include:

Chris Brown, executive vice president of NAB Conventions and Business Operations – USA; Daniel Carriere, national reporter, Radio-Canada/ Découverte (Television Program) – Canada; Mihai Gadea, ceo/host Antena 3, and Mircea Badea, anchor, Antena 3 – Romania; Jodain Massad, executive producer, Notre Dame University USA; David Mazza, senior vice President and chief technology officer, NBC Sports Group – USA; Bjoern Miniers, creative director/post-production supervisor, Redbull Media House – Austria; Mark Prahl, director of operations at Voice of America – USA; Linda Stogner, director/producer, KERA -USA; and Bassem Youseff, host/co-creator of Al-Bernameg -Egypt.

David Mazza, NYF’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NBC Sports Group will present the fifth annual NYF Lifetime Achievement Award honoring Ken Aagaard, Executive Vice President,  Operations, Engineering & Production Services, CBS Sports.

The celebration begins at 6PM at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Ballroom A & B in Las Vegas.

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Limelight Networks is the offical sponsor and Content Delivery Network for NYF’s 2015 TV & Film Gala

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards℠ competition is partnering with Limelight Networks as the official sponsor and Content Delivery Network (CDN) for the 2015 TV & Film Awards Gala at NAB on April 14th.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Limelight Networks as the 2015 sponsor and official CDN for this year’s TV and Film Awards, said Rose Anderson, executive director of NYF’s TV & Film Awards, “Participants will benefit from Limelight’s secure platform which delivers an exceptional user experience to all of our online entrants.  Security of our content and process is a prime concern.”

Rose Anderson, executive director, NYF TV & Film Awards

Limelight, a global leader in digital content delivery will partner with NYF to carry this incredible industry celebration of excellence to devices worldwide.  When NYF’s need for content distribution grew they began working with Limelight Orchestrate™(“Orchestrate”) Content Delivery, Video and Cloud Storage services which are integrated within every aspect of NYF’s TV & Film Awards competition platform.  This ensures entrants and jury members have the optimal experience submitting and viewing content.

According to Ms. Anderson, “Limelight made it easy for us to digitally deliver broadcast programs and films to any device anywhere in the world so that the hundreds of Grand Jury members, from 32 countries world-wide, are able to seamlessly view on demand each and every entry uploaded at the highest quality.”

“Limelight is proud to help New York Festivals celebrate both the artistry and the artist, by reliably and securely delivering broadcast quality videos worldwide,” said George Vonderhaar, Limelight’s Chief Sales Officer.

“This is an exciting event for the industry and a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the power of Limelight’s new Orchestrate V3.0 platform.  We congratulate the Finalists, and look forward to working closely with the NYF team to provide an exceptional experience for their entire audience.”

The World’s Best TV & Films℠ 2015 winner’s showcase and Gala highlights will also be powered by Limelight Orchestrate™, thus providing easy access to broadcast quality award-winning programs and highlights of award winning acceptors in the spotlight.

Award-winners will be presented trophies at the 2015 Television & Film Awards Gala on April 14th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Award winners and ceremony attendees will have access to the 2015 NAB Show. For tickets to the 2015 Television & Film Awards and more information please click HERE:

 

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