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"Bandies 2001" Broadband Awards Calls for Entries

Second Annual Award Show to be held November 28, 2001 (July 10, 2001)
"The Bandies", the TV industry awards show celebrating the creative evolution of the world's most important medium, announced today that it will accept entries for consideration for the second annual award show to be held November 28, 2001.

Entries can be submitted by mail or electronically. Official entry forms and entry rules are available at the official Bandies Web site located at

"Last year, the first Bandies Awards attracted over 250 entries in 11 categories from more than 80 companies in the broadband industry," said Michael Collette, founder of The Bandies and senior vice president worldwide marketing and business development, OpenTV. "This year, the Bandies will once again honor creative, innovative broadband services, technology and applications design. The Bandies will extend its reach to draw in a more global community of innovators -- both large and small. We expect to see extended development in iTV and a rising convergence theme as multiple devices begin to be used in concert with the television."

The Bandies Awards show will be held on Wednesday, November 28th at 8:00 PM at The Sun Theatre in Anaheim, California -- just one mile from the Anaheim Convention Center. Developed with the support and collaboration of the California Cable Television Association, the event is being co-marketed with The Western Show, the broadband industry's leading trade show.

"The Bandies truly reflect the innovative efforts made by the honorees to drive the evolution of entertainment," said Charlie Tritschler, vice president marketing, Liberate Technologies and Bandies 2001 steering committee member. "And the awards recognize their pursuits from a creative, technical and professional standpoint."

"The Bandies celebrates the best efforts of the year by saluting industry pioneers and up-and-coming creators," said Bob Clasen, chairman and CEO, ICTV and Bandies 2001 steering committee member. "And it also helps raise the profile of these new content forms and the technologies that make them possible. These new content forms and technologies enhance viewer experience and entertainment value for high speed pc connections and iTV services."

"By shining a light on new forms of content, The Bandies draws attention to new media forms with the greatest potential to significantly impact the entertainment industry," said Chuck Kaplan, vice president of marketing and sales, PowerTV. "The event allows executives, both inside and outside the cable industry, an opportunity to view leading examples of these new media forms among each of the contested categories."

This year, Bandies Awards will be presented to winners in 9 categories:

Best Two Screen Content or Application
Best Enhanced TV Content or Application
Best Enhanced TV Advertising
Best Virtual Channel Content
Best Time Shifting (VOD or PVR) Solution
Best Broadband PC Entertainment Content
Newest New Thing (Award for Innovation)
Advanced Media Cable Operator of the Year
Killer App (Greatest Economic Potential)

Entries must be received at The Bandies address in Laurel, Maryland by 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) on September 4, 2001. Entry fees are $175.00 U.S. per submission. Entries may be placed in more than one category, but multiple entries will require separate entry fees for each category submission. Entry fees submitted via regular mail should be made payable to "The Bandies" and may be in the form of a check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank.

All entries accepted through the "Call for Submissions" will be reviewed by special screening juries assembled in 3 cities, led by the co-chairs of the steering committee, to determine up to 4 finalists in each category. The finalists in each category will be reviewed by a select panel of distinguished judges to determine the award winner in each category.

For additional information or clarification of any entry rules, contact the Director of Awards by email to: or by regular mail to the attention of: Director of Awards, THE BANDIES AWARDS 2001, 9101 Cherry Lane, Suite 204, Laurel, MD 20708-1151

About The Bandies
The Bandies is an independent, privately held corporation. Award definition, jury selection, and the judging process are guided by a steering committee comprised of industry leaders, trade association partners, key sponsors and affiliated organizations. Past winners include: TiVo, Macromedia, OpenTV,, House of Blues Digital,, Mixed Signals Technologies, Spiderdance, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Radio 3, Rampt, Commerce TV, and Voxxy, Inc.

About The Western Show
The Western Show is the nation's largest broadband industry convention. Sponsored by the California Cable Television Association (CCTA), and scheduled for November 27 - 30 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Western Show 2001 will highlight content and technology convergence and cable's growing role at the center of a new broadband era. You'll See Change! at this year's show with the speakers, panels, technology demonstrations and other events which will attract nearly 30 thousand attendees, 400 exhibitors and 800 media representatives. For more information about CCTA and The Western Show visit:

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