Media Space TV is among a trio of original UWTV productions that recently received recognition for Outstanding Achievement by the Telly Awards, a nationally respected competition for the broadcast industry. The awards were given for the UWTV programs “Fostering Leadership,” “Media Space,” and “Husky Softball: A Championship Journey.”
“Media Space: Entertainment & Content” was the award-winning episode that featured alternate reality gaming entrepreneur Elan Lee in its debut season, discussing his pioneering work in entertainment and immersive gaming.
“Media Space is our very public effort to connect to what’s next in technology and communication. Elan Lee’s pioneering work in reinventing storytelling clearly foreshadows how we’ll all be interacting with media in the years to come,” said host and MCDM Director Hanson Hosein. “I’m thrilled that we’ve won this recognition for such cutting-edge subject matter – it’s truly the best of what we do.”
John Haslam, General Manager of UWTV, said “It’s wonderful to receive industry recognition for these shows, which represented a shift in our programming to bring more original, entertaining and thought-provoking shows to UWTV. We are continuing our mission to create more original programming, including new arts shows premiering this spring, that showcase the people and stories from the University of Washington.”
The Telly Awards honors outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. The field of over 13,000 entries includes work from advertising agencies, production companies, and network TV stations.
A service of the University of Washington, UWTV is a multi-platform media organization connecting the region and the world to the University of Washington on air, online and via mobile devices. Learn more at uwtv.org.
Media Space Production Team:
Hanson Hosein – Host
Scott Berkun – Guest Commentator
Scott Macklin – Executive Producer
Greg Young – Producer
Beth Koemans – Production Associate
Melissa BV Wilkes – Production Associate
Paul Thompson – Technical Director
Derek Hay – Technical Director
Carl Cathcart – Technical Production
Paul Johnson – Audio Engineer
Bruce Fisher – Camera Operator
Phil Rezek – Camera Operator
Nadia Moore – Makeup
Kim Spaulding – Teleprompter
Jerry Morin – Engineer
Davis Coffey – Engineer
Lisa Merlin – Production Coordinator