The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced on June 5 that after years of moving between broadcast and cable networks, the Daytime Emmys will stream online for the first time in the awards’ history.
“We are so thrilled to be sharing the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with a global audience in such an innovative and contemporary fashion,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman of NATAS, which will also provide a multimedia experience on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and YouTube via social media ambassadors.
This is the latest change in the dramatic history of the Daytime Emmys, which aired during daytime hours until 1991, when they moved to primetime for the 18th annual ceremony. Declining ratings in recent years led the awards to the CW network in 2009, which was followed by two telecasts on CBS (2010-2011) that heavily promoted the event’s host city: Las Vegas, Nevada.
In 2012, the Daytime Emmys moved to cable TV for the first time, landing on CNN’s sister station HLN, which carried the event again in 2013 for the awards’ 40th anniversary.
Leaving television entirely for the first time, the Daytime Emmys will stream at DaytimeEmmys.net on June 22 starting at 5 p.m PT/8 p.m. ET in a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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