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TV Academy Provides Chromecast to Members for Emmy Voting

Tuesday, July 14, 2015   (0 Comments)
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From Deadline:

The times continue to be a-changin’ with the Television Academy. Today the Emmy-dispensing organization announced that it has teamed up with Google to distribute Chromecast devices to the entire 18,500-strong membership so they can view (and vote for) the final Emmy nominees as they were meant to be seen: on a television screen and not a computer, keychain or whatever. After banning voting by paper ballots and switching completely to online voting this season, the organization says this initiative "represents the latest move by the Academy to evolve and enhance the viewing and voting procedures for the Emmy awards with state-of-the-art technology and methodology.” It also says this multiyear commitment with Chromecast is eco-friendly as it is a thumb-size media streaming device that plugs into an HDMI port on your TV.

- Read the full article at Deadline.com


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