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Emmys to Broadcast Backstage Live via the Net

by Chris Jordan, posted Aug 25th 2010 8:40PM
The Emmy Awards are going backstage this year.

NBC and the TV Academy will present coverage of this year's Emmys from the backstage of the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, where the awards will be presented Sunday, Aug. 29. The behind-the-scenes coverage will be called 'Backstage Live @ the Emmys,' and will be streamed on Emmys.com, NBC.com and Ustream.com.

The main show, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will air live at 8PM ET on NBC.

The backstage scene will be captured with seven cameras, positioned in various areas. Viewers will see nominees and presenters preparing before going on stage, making speeches at a special "thank you camera,'' and in other locations, according to an NBC press release.

"The live streaming that will take place at the Emmys this year will provide our audience with an enhanced viewing experience that will run concurrently with the telecast,'' John Shaffner, chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said in a press release. "With more and more viewers using the Internet while they watch television, we believe the live streaming across these multiple platforms will allow viewers an all-access look at television's biggest night.''

Live, behind-the-scenes coverage has been a part of other awards shows, notably the MTV Video Music Awards, but so far none as high profile as the Emmys.

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