SMPTE Wins EmmyÆ at 60th Annual Technology & Engineering EmmyÆ Awards

Las Vegas, N. V. - January 7, 2009 - The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) (http://smpte.org), the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry, wins the "Development and Standardization of File Formats for Video and Audio" Emmy Award at 60th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards. SMPTE was chosen for this prestigious honor specifically for their work in the development of the MXF and GXF file formats. The Awards were presented at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

"These are truly dynamic and exciting times for the television industry, and these EmmyÆ winners were rewarded for their significant impact in enhancing the consumer viewing experience," said Peter Price, President/CEO, NATAS. "Of this esteemed group, we are pleased to commend technology and engineering professionals who contribute to the on-going development of television."

SMPTE staff and volunteers are proud to be honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on such a landmark occasion.

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. As an internationally recognized and accredited standards-setting body, SMPTE develops standards, recommended practices and guidelines and spearheads educational activities to advance engineering and moving imagery. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has established close to 600 standards, including the physical dimensions of 35mm film and the SMPTE time code. More recently, it codified the MXF file format to support the exchange of professional AV content and crafted the Digital Cinema Standards, which paved the way for digital movie theaters. Headquartered in New York, SMPTE is comprised of engineers and other technical specialists, IT and new media professionals, filmmakers, manufacturers, educators and consultants in more than 65 countries. They are joined at SMPTE by more than 200 sponsoring corporations, principal players in content creation, production and delivery for all platforms and in entertainment hardware and software. http://smpte.org