Press Release

Recipients of the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards to be Presented at the Bellagio Hotel during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

New York, NY - August 4, 2014 - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the recipients of the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards that will take place on Thursday, January 8th, 2015. This event marks the ninth consecutive year that the Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards have been presented during CES. The reception and presentation will take place in The Bellagio Ballroom at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas beginning at 6:30 p.m.

"The NationalAcademy's Technology and Engineering Achievement Committee is pleased to honor these technology companies and individuals whose innovation and vision have materially affected the way the audience views television and have set the standard for technological excellence in the industry," said committee Chairman, Robert P. Seidel, Vice President of CBS Engineering and Advanced Technology and Chairman, Engineering Achievement Committee, NATAS.

The individuals and companies that will be honored at the event include:

2014 Technical / Engineering Achievement Awards

Pioneering Development of 2nd Screen Navigable Mosaic for Direct Programmer Offerings to Consumers via the Internet

  • HomeBoxOffice (HBO)
  • Netflix

Development of Low Latency Video Streaming Live Captioning Systems

  • EEG
  • Xorbit

Television Enhancement Devices

  • Apple
  • Roku
  • Microsoft
  • Sony
  • Tivo

Non-Live Large Scale Online Video Systems

  • Netflix

Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery (PREVD) for MVPD's

  • Jinni
  • Think Analytics
  • Digital Smiths
  • Comcast

Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability

  • Video Services Forum Inc.
  • Media Links
  • Nevion
  • DVBlink, Inc.
  • Harris Broadcast Corporation (Imagine Communications)
  • Ericsson
  • Artel Video Systems Inc.
  • Barco--Silex
  • IntoPix

Innovation in Improving Engagement Around Television in Social media

  • Twitter
  • Mass Relevance (Spreadfast)

Secure Accelerated File Movement over IP including the Internet

  • Aspera Inc. an IBMCompany
  • DataExpedition Inc.
  • Signiant
  • Unlimitech

Pioneering Delivery of Pay TV Linear Video to Consumer Owned and Managed Devices Over a High Speed Data Connection

  • Major League Baseball Advanced Media
  • Time Warner Cable
  • NBC Universal

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 13,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at

About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $172 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at

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