Spring 2018

EMMY AWARDS HONOR THE ENGINEERS WHO MAKE TV WORTH WATCHING

The magic of television takes a lot of engineering, and on Sunday, April 8 during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will honor winners at the 69th Annual Technical and Engineering Emmy Awards. “The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards has always recognized the talented and innovative leaders and companies that have made the incredible world of television possible,” said Bob Mauro, president of NATAS.

Among the honorees is Lifetime Achievement Award winner Richard Friedel, executive vice president, Technology and Broadcast Strategy for Fox. We had the opportunity to talk to Friedel and Robert P. Seidel, CBS vice president of Engineering and Advanced Technology and chairman of the NATAS Technology & Engineering Committee, about why it’s important to recognize engineers and the role of technology in entertainment and what it’s like to win an Emmy.