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'Home Media Retailing' to Present Second Annual TV DVD Awards

15 Sep, 2005 By: Stephanie Prange

To honor achievements in the booming TV DVD category, Home Media Retailing will present the second annual TV DVD Awards Nov. 7, 2005 in conjunction with the third annual TV DVD Conference at the Marriott Marina del Rey in Marina del Rey, Calif.

A panel of critics will nominate titles in 15 categories, and a public vote will determine the winners.

The categories are: Best 2000s Series, Best 1990s Series, Best 1980s Series, Best 1970s Series, Best 1960s Series, Best 1950s Series, Best Animated Series, Best Children's Series, Best Reality Series, Best Variety Series, Best One-Season Wonder, Best Miniseries/Made-for-TV Movie, Best British TV Release, Best Made-for-TV Documentary and Best Bonus Materials.

Three titles will be nominated in each category. Nominees will be selected based on such DVD-specific factors as transfer quality, sound and picture, menu design, ease of use, navigation, and packaging. Consumers will be then be able to vote for their favorites on Home Media Retailing's Web site, www.homemediaretailing.com, or www.TVShowsOnDVD.com, the leading Web source for information on TV DVD.

Voting will begin Oct. 1 and run for four weeks. All TV DVD titles released in the United States between Sept. 1, 2004 and Aug. 31, 2005 are eligible.

For the third consecutive year, Home Media Retailing is presenting a fall summit for television and DVD executives exclusively devoted to this lucrative business, which according to recent estimates accounts for 24 percent of the entire DVD market.

The third annual TV DVD Conference, or TV DVD3, is produced by Home Media Retailing, the home entertainment industry's leading trade publication, in cooperation with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and The Hollywood Reporter. TV DVD is bigger than ever, now accounting for an estimated 24 percent of the entire DVD market, and the conference promises to explore key issues and trends, from how much product the market can bear to pricing, packaging and strategic issues.

More than 300 studio and television executives are expected to attend the event, which in addition to a series of panel discussions and a market research super session will include a product presentation luncheon with a surprise celebrity keynoter; a direct-response miniconference; and an evening cocktail reception and awards show with celebrity guests and entertainment.

TV DVD3 is open to the trade only. Advance registrations are $345 for DEG members and Hollywood Reporter subscribers, and $395 for nonmembers. Press registrations are available to credentialed media by contacting Lyndsey Shinoda at lshinoda@questex.com.

For more information, call 714/513-8422. To register, visit the Web site www.dvdconferences.com, or call 888/544-8008.

Sponsors of TV DVD 3 include 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, HBO Home Video, Lions Gate Home Entertainment, New Line Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, R2 Entertainment, Showtime Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video and The Cannery.

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