The Telly Awards has named Technology News Bytes as a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for BytesTV: Feb 2012 Ep 3, “Guy Hagi.”  With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, winning such an award is a prestigious honor.

BytesTV is a webcast that features the newest tech gadgets as well as useful apps, tech tips, and giveaways. In this particular episode, special guest star Guy Hagi from Hawaii News Now gives a tour of the special technology equipment used to forecast weather and surf. Quincy Solano explains the history of Emerging New Media University, and hosts Ashley Kirk and Valen Ahlo review a handful of tech gadgets and games on the market.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

For its 33rd season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners. A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.

The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10 percent of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor. Approximately 25 percent of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Technology News Bytes’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

“We’re pleased and proud to accept this award. We strive to inform and entertain Hawaii about the latest technology and we’re proud that our hard work has finally paid off.” said Bytes TV producer Jerron Oyama.

Submitted by Technology News Bytes – a Honolulu-based network that successfully connects high-tech businesses to the most diverse and qualified customers in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, enabling technology consumers to make more informed decisions about cutting-edge tech businesses, products, and services.

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