ARLINGTON, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and Penske Media Corporation (PMC), a leading digital media and publishing company, today announced a formal partnership to bring PMC’s Breakthrough Awards to the 2014 International CES, to take place at the Las Vegas Hotel (LVH) Theater on Thursday, January, 9, 2014. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 International CES, the world’s leading innovation event attracting over 150,000 attendees and over 3,000 exhibitors annually, will be held January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.
The Breakthrough Awards will recognize extraordinary achievements in a number of categories including media and entertainment, environmental work, architecture, athletics and technology. Attendees and presenters for the red carpet event will feature prominent business leaders, activists, executives and celebrities, with a broadcast partner to be revealed at a later date.
“The International CES is where ‘breakthrough announcements’ happen every year and has become a prime destination for the Hollywood community, attracting more than 30,000 entertainment and content professionals to experience the groundbreaking innovations transforming their industry,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy. “We are thrilled to partner with PMC on this awards program and look forward to honoring innovators across a number of fields, including entertainment and technology.”
“The CES show has always been a platform for innovation, ushering in technologies and standards that define our modern life,” said Jay Penske, founder and chairman, PMC. “We are excited to work with CEA to bring the Breakthrough Awards to CES, to shine a light on those individuals whose inspirational work across a number of fields and industries is changing our world for the better.”
More details about the Breakthrough Awards and other 2014 CES awards programs will be available soon at CESweb.org/Awards.
The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit CESweb.org.
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About Penske Media Corporation (PMC):
PMC is a leading digital media and publishing company founded by Jay Penske in 2004. Today, PMC engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media—reaching more than 119 million consumers monthly according to Comscore. PMC owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. PMC Studios, Deadline.com, Variety, OnCars, HollywoodLife, ENTV, India.com, Movieline, TVLine, BGR, AwardsLine, LA411, NY411, Young Hollywood Awards, The Style Awards, and Breakthrough of the Year Awards are all part of the expanding PMC portfolio. For more information on PMC and its brands, please visit: www.PMC.com or its digital properties directly.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and through social media: http://www.cesweb.org/social