Daytime Emmys Will Not Be Produced By The Associated Television International. (Updated.)

Stepping away.

Updated on May 24:

This year’s Emmys will be televised live on June 23 at 8:00 PM Eastern and at 5:00 PM Pacific on the HLN Network. Please check your local listings.

Previously Reported on March 28:

The award ceremony will in fact take place on June 23.

The Chairman of NATAS, Malachy Wienges, stated, “We are very excited to bring the Daytime Emmy® Awards back to Los Angeles and to such a glamorous venue as the Beverly Hilton. While we are continuing to speak with various networks and social media sites, we are planning a spectacular evening of stars and entertainment as we honor the best in Daytime television. In addition, we are happy to return again to the Westin Bonaventure on Sunday June 17, 2012 to present our Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards to honor all those who work behind the scenes raising the bar of what Daytime Television can be.”

Previously Reported on March 27:

TV Guide has reported that the ceremony will tentatively take place in Beverly Hills on June 23. As of yet, no networks have signed on to air the ceremony. Soap Opera Fan Blog will update our readers when more details are available.

Same Day Update:

Malachy Wienges, Chairman of The National Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences, released this statement on the Academy’s website, “We at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are continuing to explore all broadcast possibilities including network, cable and digital media in order to produce a prestigious show that will satisfy the daytime community, fans and the worldwide viewing audiences.”

Reported Earlier:

President Jim Romanovich of The Associated Television International has just announced that ATI will not produce this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards. The company has done so since 2009, and Jim explained through Twitter, “Regretfully, we have today officially passed on doing The Daytime Emmys for television this year. As fans of the soaps in particular, as well as being Daytime producers ourselves, we have immensely enjoyed being a part of your celebration these past three years. In 2009, there was not going to be a Daytime Emmys for television, as you know. It was over. We felt it was important for it to continue on television for as long as possible to give actors, producers, writers and so forth the night of recognition they so deserve. It wasn’t always easy. In fact, it was quite challenging on many levels. Although it was never a money making project for us, it was prestigious, first and foremost, plus we wanted to do something important for the Daytime community. I would like to think in some small way we have contributed in the interest of the Daytime soap formula being created beyond television as we’re now seeing through various online ventures, such as what Prospect Park had tried to do, and series currently thriving on the web.”

To read his full statement visit Associated Television International Will Not Produce Daytime Emmys.

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