At last! The National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences has worked out a deal with cable network HLN Television Network to carry the live broadcast of the Daytime Emmy Awards!
"NATAS is very excited to announce that the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on HLN on Saturday, June 23, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel," says NATAS chairman Malachy Wienges in a statement. "Working with the show's producer, Gabriel Gornell of LocoDistro, we are preparing a new, fresh, creative show that will honor all the genres that make daytime television a part of our daily lives."
Adds Scot Safron, executive vice president and general manager of HLN, "Every day, we focus on the news and information people talk about, and that has included extensive coverage of the Daytime Emmys in the past. This year, we're very excited to also be carrying the event itself."
This year's ceremony will feature celebratory tributes to ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and fan input will be worked into the show with featured segments on the air and on-line at HLNtv.com. The Daytime Emmy Awards will air at 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT.