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[05/03/07 - 01:07 PM]
MTV Networks Scores Four Honors in the 11th Annual Webby Awards
Winners include offerings from AtomFilms, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and VH1.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV Networks Scores Four Honors In the 11th Annual Webby Awards

Winning Websites and Videos Include Creative, Innovative Content from AtomFilms, COMEDY CENTRAL, Nickelodeon and VH1

NEW YORK, May 3 -- MTV Networks (MTVN), a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), has received four awards in the 11th Annual Webby Awards, the leading international honors for excellence on the Internet. COMEDY CENTRAL's broadband original series "Honesty" won the Webby Award in the Online Film & Video category for Comedy: Long Form or Series, an honor voted on by a board of leading industry experts that includes Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington and Matt Groening, among others. AtomFilms, Nickelodeon and VH1 each won a Webby People's Voice Award, which are selected by votes from the online community.

The winners from MTV Networks are:

* COMEDY CENTRAL

"Honesty" -- Online Film & Video -- Comedy: Long Form or Series -- WebbyWinner * http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/honesty/index.jhtml

* AtomFilms

"Animator vs. Animation II" -- Online Film & Video -- Animation -- People'sVoice Winner * http://www.atomfilms.com/film/animator_vs_animation_2.jsp

* Nickelodeon

Nick.com -- Website -- Youth -- People's Voice Winner * http://www.nick.com

* VH1

Best Week Ever -- Website -- Celebrity/Fan -- People's Voice Winner * http://www.bestweekever.tv

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Presented annually since 1996, the awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes Weinstein, Huffington, Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.

The Webbys Film and Video Awards will be held on June 4, 2007, and the Webby Awards will be held on June 5.

The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from more than 60 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards is known worldwide for its famous five-word speeches.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 135 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

About The Webby Awards:

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; The Barbarian Group; CondeNast|CondeNet; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired; Brightcove; Roundpoint; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Internet inventor and Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vinton Cerf, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria. For more information, visit http://www.iadas.net.

SOURCE MTV Networks
http://www.mtv.com http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/honesty/index.jhtml http://www.atomfilms.com/film/animator_vs_animation_2.jsp http://www.nick.com http://www.bestweekever.tv





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