The 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, April 29, and the national television academy has just announced a new partner for its official digital telecast, as was reported exclusively by our sister site Variety. KNEKT TV is teaming up with NATAS to stream the event on multiple platforms.
Starting with a live red-carpet pre-show, the event will be available to watch on the Daytime Emmys social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as the Emmys official website. It will also be shown on KNEKT’s digital network, which is available on Apple TV, Roku, iOS and Android.
Academy senior vice president David Michaels said in a statement, “NATAS is thrilled to have this partnership which gives us the potential of the largest world-wide audience we have ever had. In addition we are very excited about the live red carpet show and the backstage winner interviews KNEKT is doing with Carolyn Hennesy which allows the fans to see it all.”
KNEKT’s Kent Speakman added, “Celebrating the success of the nominees and winners of the Daytime Emmys is reflective of how hard work and persistence pays off. It is an inspiration to fans, members of the entertainment industry and audiences who now have access to watch the show on a global scale”
KNEKT is a Los Angeles-based company that produces and distributes live and pre-recorded broadcasts, including concerts, charity galas and fundraisers. This is the company’s first time teaming with the Daytime Emmys, which will be hosted once again by Emmy winners Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood.
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