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Contact: Sunshine Sachs
Past Webby Award-winning content, show highlights and red carpet interviews available now through the Xfinity On Demand Menu on X1
NEW YORK, May 9, 2016 – The Webby Awards today announced plans to bring a dynamic collection of past and present Webby Awards content into the living rooms of millions of fans around the country through the Xfinity On Demand menu on X1. Comcast’s Xfinity X1 customers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Webby Award-winning content through an in-depth catalog of hundreds of online videos from this year’s nominees and past winners, as well as highlights from this year’s celebration.
“Since 1997, The Webby Awards has celebrated excellence on the Internet—from viral videos to mobile apps to branded entertainment,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “Teaming up with Comcast creates an exciting new platform to bring the Internet’s best Webby Award-winning content to fans in millions of households around the country.”
The Webby Awards X1 destination can be found within the Web section of Xfinity On Demand and will feature the most extensive anthology of Webby-related online content to date. Before the winners are feted at the Webby Awards Show celebration Monday, May 16 in New York, Xfinity TV customers can get acquainted with this year’s nominees, with more than 100 nominated online videos available on demand.
Xfinity TV customers can also travel back in time and experience Webby-winning content that has captured the attention and hearts of Internet fans around the world for the past 20 years, including:
Webby Award moments from the last five years:
- Musical Performances at the Webby Awards
- Webby Breakout of the Year Moments
- Webby Host Opening Monologues
- Webby Lifetime Achievement Moments
- Webby Artists of the Year
- Funniest Moments
Webby Award Online Film & Video Nominees:
- Best Web Personality
- Comedy: Long Form or Series
- Music Video
- Science & Education
- Video Remixes/Mashups
All Webby Awards content available on X1 will be delivered over the Internet.
Fans can watch this year’s Webby Awards celebration on demand at WebbyAwards.com beginning the morning of Tuesday, May 17, and via the Xfinity On Demand menu on X1 on Thursday, May 19.
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About the Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Xfinity, Google, Verizon, Vitamin T, The Scene, Zipcar, YouTube, MediaMonks, Adformatie, Advertising Age, Code and Theory, Cool Hunting, Creativepool, Digiday, FITC, GIPHY, Internet Week New York, It’s Nice That, Mashable, Mobile Marketing Association, Moleskine, Ninja Marketing, Northside Festival, NUMA, Social Media Week, SoDA, Springwise, Sysomos, Taste Talks, The Drum, The Guardian News Media, The Hollywood Reporter, Tube Filter and VentureBeat.