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Company Also Honored With People’s Voice Award – Selected Amongst Winners by the Public after more than 400,000 Votes Cast
New York, NY May 1, 2007 – Blip.tv, the video sharing site focused on independently produced shows, today announced that it has been named the Best Broadband Website for 2007 by the Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web. Blip.tv was also selected as the winner in the same category in the People’s Voice voting.
Hailed as the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
“The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards.
“Blip.tv’s selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“Winning both the jury prize and the People’s Voice award is tremendous. We see these wins as evidence of the importance of independently produced shows in today’s media landscape and a validation of the great effort blip.tv and all of our users have put into changing the way video is produced and watched,” said blip.tv CEO Mike Hudack.
“The Webby Awards are a gold seal of excellence in the online world, and it’s a distinction we’re extremely proud to have and to share with the shows that make their home on blip.tv.”
The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards is known worldwide for its famous
Blip.tv is the world’s leading next-generation television network. It was created from the ground up to facilitate the promotion, distribution and monetization of the best independently produced shows on the Internet. Shows on blip.tv range from award-winning scripted comedies and dramas to newsmagazines and reality shows. Blip.tv provides hosting, distribution, marketing and advertising sales services to each show on its network. Shows are available on the destination site http://blip.tv and syndicated throughout the Web and beyond: to iTunes and Apple TV, to television video-on-demand (VOD) services and to major destination sites like AOL Video and Yahoo! Video. Blip’s technology allows advertising to be embedded in the video wherever it is watched. The company splits all advertising revenue 50/50 with content creators. The company’s goal is to allow talented producers to remain independent and concentrate on making great shows while blip.tv provides all the services necessary to help sustain their efforts.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; The Barbarian Group; CondeNast|CondeNet; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, business guru and author Tom Peters, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit http://www.iadas.net.