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Closed Captioning Standards Work Earns Emmy

ANSI Member CEA Wins Technology and Engineering Award

New York, Oct 13, 2005

The Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) Technology and Standards department has received a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, recognizing CEA for its work in digital and analog television closed captioning standardization. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) were also recognized in this category, which honors outstanding achievement in technology and advanced new media.

"It is a great honor for CEA to receive this prestigious award which represents more than 10 years of hard work," said Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO. "Closed captioning is an inclusive technology that allows more than 20 million hearing impaired people to be informed and entertained. This technology evolved as part of the overall analog to digital television transition, and CEA is proud of its leadership role in the DTV transition."

"This award recognizes the outstanding work of CEA and industry contributors to the standards development, as well as co-winners ABC and PBS, in this area," said Brian Markwalter, vice president, CEA Technology and Standards. "On behalf of CEA, we wish to thank all of our members for their tireless contributions to the standardization of both analog and digital closed captioning."

CEA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and leads technology manufacturers in the development of industry standards and technical specifications that enable new products to come to market and encourage interoperability with existing devices. Through more than 70 committees, subcommittees and working groups, the CEA Technology and Standards Program provides a unique and efficient forum where technical professionals throughout the industry develop a unified technology roadmap and address technical issues critical to consumer electronics industry growth.

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