Finalists were named today for the 2nd annual Bandies
Awards, the broadband industry's premier awards show celebrating the creative evolution of the world's most important medium.
Awards Show celebrates the best efforts of the broadband industry's leading creators to extend traditional television with new technologies and tools.
, which is the cable industry's first and only broadband content awards show, took place in Los Angeles.
Interest in participation in the event among content and applications developers has been very good -- clearly stronger than last year," said Joann Pittelli, executive director and co-producer of The Bandies
TV received the First Annual Bandies
Award for "Best New Commerce Solution.
The event will return to the fabulous Grove Theatre in Anaheim, California -- site of last year's highly successful Bandies
show and just one mile from the Anaheim Convention Center.
OpenTV (Nasdaq:OPTV) and (Euronext Amsterdam:OPTV), the world's leading interactive television company, and Discovery Channel(TM) were awarded top prize in the "Newest New Thing" category at The Bandies
Awards 2001 during the Western Show 2001, the broadband industry's leading trade show in Anaheim, Calif.