|WRAL-TV Named Best Local DTV Broadcaster
For the third time in the four-year history of the Academy of Digital Broadcast Pioneer Awards, WRAL-TV has won “Best Digital Television Broadcaster of the Year,” this time for 2003. The Capitol Broadcasting Company station also won in 2000 and 2001 and was one of three nominees in 2002.
The Academy of Digital Broadcast Pioneers presented the award at the Consumer Electronics Association’s HDTV Summit on March 29, 2004, at the Washington Convention Center. CBC VP of Special Projects John Greene accepted the award “on behalf of the employees of WRAL who work daily toward moving the digital transition forward by developing and producing new technologies and high definition programming.”
Members of the Academy vote for the winner based on the local network affiliate or independent broadcaster who has provided its market with the widest range of HDTV content. Consideration is given to broadcasters who have developed their own HDTV programming and those who have gone beyond just “passing-through” network broadcasting content.
The Academy of Digital Television Pioneers’ awards program honors achievements in all aspects of high-definition television presenting awards in 12 categories. Winners are chosen on behalf of the more than 200 members of the DTV Academy.
The Academy of Digital Television Pioneers is a select group of more than 200 individuals who have played a significant role in the decade-long effort to make digital television a reality for consumers. The DTV Academy includes individuals from the broadcasting, program development and consumer electronics industries, as well as present and former government officials and members of the media.