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ConnecTV Team Produces Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Nominations Live Chat

Jul 17 2013 12:00AM



LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/13 -- ConnecTV, the social network for TV fans, today announced that it is working with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to produce a special live chat that will occur in sync with the Primetime Emmy® Awards nominations broadcast airing Thursday morning, July 18. The live chat produced by ConnecTV will allow millions of television fans to cheer and react to the nominations for their favorite television programs and performers as they are revealed.

As the Primetime Emmy finalists are announced live, early Thursday morning, ConnecTV's team will chat in real-time from 5:15 - 6:00 am PDT on twitter, using the hashtag #emmyschat to create real time conversation. The co-hosts for the live chat are Kirstin Benson, ConnecTV's Entertainment producer-moderator, and Michael Buckley, ConnecTV's Resident Host and internet personality. The nomination announcement will be carried live by most broadcast networks along with at 5:40 am PDT. An entire pre- and post-nomination presentation will be streamed live on and from 5:15 - 6:00 am PDT.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 65th Primetime Emmy® Awards, which celebrates the best of national primetime programming, will air LIVE on September 22nd on CBS at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

About The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, founded in 1946 at the birth of the medium, is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts, sciences and creative leadership. Known for recognizing outstanding programming through its Primetime Emmy® Awards, the Television Academy also publishes emmy magazine. Its charitable Foundation operates the Archive of American Television, College Television Awards, acclaimed student internships and other educational outreach programs. For more information on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, its many industry-related programs and services, including year-round events, please visit, follow us on Twitter @primetimeemmys and like us on Facebook at

About ConnecTV
ConnecTV is the biggest social network designed specifically for TV fans -- a "second screen" companion entertainment experience that complements the video programming delivered from cable, satellite, telecom, over-the-air or online service providers. ConnecTV is accessible free on iOS, Android and browser-based devices including smart phones, tablets and computers. ConnecTV automatically connects television viewers while they watch their favorite programs and synchronizes engaging second screen content, including news, celebrity information, trivia, polls and play-by-play sports stats. ConnecTV has partnered with 10 leading broadcast groups, including Barrington Broadcasting Group, Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, E.W. Scripps Co., Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television Inc., Media General Inc., Meredith Corp., Post-Newsweek Stations Inc. and Raycom Media. ConnecTV was founded by pioneering executives at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology: Ian Aaron, Alan Moskowitz and Stacy Jolna.

Contact for the Academy of Televisions Arts & Sciences -
Chris DiIorio

Contact for ConnecTV -
Ian Chaffee

Source: Marketwire

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