The Breakthrough Awards honor the year’s most inspiring people and companies in fields including entertainment and technology. This will be the 10th year for the awards, which will move from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to coincide with the annual International CES consumer electronics showcase. The presentation ceremony will anchor the only red-carpet event at CES and will be nationally broadcast.
Arlington, Va., July 2, 2013 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and Penske Media Corporation (PMC), a leading digital media and publishing company, today announced a formal partnership to bring PMC’s Breakthrough Awards to the 2014 International CES, to take place at the Las Vegas Hotel (LVH) Theater on Thursday, January, 9, 2014. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 International CES, the world’s leading innovation event attracting over 150,000 attendees and over 3,000 exhibitors annually, will be held January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas. READ MORE »
UPDATE, 2: 48 PM: Dish Network CEO Joe Clayton weighs in on the award, and twists the knife into CBS. He says that he appreciates International CES’ “decision to stand with the consumer” by granting the “Best of Show” award to the Hopper With Sling DVR. And he adds that he looks forward to “continuing our longstanding relationship with CNET’s editorial staff and hope they are able return to their long tradition of unbiased evaluation and commentary of the industry’s products and services.”
PREVIOUS, 11:20 AM: Here’s yet more embarrassment for CBS from its heavy-handed decision to bar its tech site CNET from giving the Internatonal CES “Best of Show” award to Dish Network’s Hopper With Sling DVR. CBS said the news site’s editors — who designate the CES award winners — couldn’t recognize the Hopper because broadcasters are suing Dish, alleging that the Hopper’s ability to automatically zip past ads on recorded shows violates their copyrights. But today the trade show gave the award to the Hopper anyway, making it a co-winner with the Razer Edge gaming tablet. (CNET editors made that the winner after CBS forced them to take the Hopper off their list.) “The CNET editorial team identified the Hopper Sling as the most innovative product of the show, and we couldn’t agree more,” says Karen Chupka, who’s the Consumer Electronics Association’s SVP for events and conferences. What’s more, the group says it will look for a new partner to replace CNET in running the annual awards. CBS’ corporate policy could “have a negative impact on our brand,” Chupka says. Read More »
Here’s episode 18 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, who is just back from a week at the Consumer Electronics Show. This week he and host David Bloom discuss some of the notable news and products out of the show and what it means for media and entertainment companies. They’ll discuss whether all those giant, thin, super-high-resolution screens will sell more movies and TV; the latest initiative to entice consumers into the Ultraviolet world and whether it can help shore up the sagging sales of DVDs and Blu-Ray discs; and the departure of Hulu’s CEO and what that means for the streaming-video giant.
Deadline Big Media Episode 18 (MP3 format)
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