PSA Campaign for Education Center at The Wall, Featuring Colin Powell and Tom Selleck, Wins 1st Place Silver Telly Award for TV Worldwide and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Washington, D.C., Nov 9, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --
TV Worldwide, (www.TVWorldwide.com) since 1999, a pioneering web-based global TV network, in cooperation with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), announced that the Internet TV PSA Campaign the organizations produced to raise money for the new Education Center at The Wall has been awarded a prestigious 2012 1st Place Silver Telly award. The multiple PSA series features former Secretary of State and four-star General Colin Powell, Campaign Spokesman and TV Star Tom Selleck and others. It was unique in its ubiquitous distribution via broadcast, cable and Internet TV outlets thanks to assistance TV Worldwide's Internet TV channel supporting the Vietnam Veterans and The Wall, (www.VVMF.TV), where the PSA series can be viewed. VVMF TV along with TV Worldwide's Internet TV channel for veterans, USVets.TV will also feature a live webcast of this year's Veterans Day Ceremony at The Wall, celebrating The Wall's 30th Anniversary beginning at 12:30 PM ET on Sunday, November 11, 2012.
"We wish to thank TV Worldwide and all those involved who helped make the production and distribution of these campaign PSAs such a success, especially General Powell and Tom Selleck," commented Jan Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. "We're confident that this Telly award will generate even more media interest in these PSAs to help us get the word out on the importance of building the Education Center at the Wall."
The Education Center at The Wall (www.BuildtheCenter.org) is a visitors and education facility being built underground on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., near the Vietnam Veterans and Lincoln Memorials. The Center will give more context to visitors about those whose names are on The Wall, showcase some of the more than 100,000 objects left in tribute at The Wall and recognize this country's rich legacy of service by honoring those who served in all of America's wars.
"We are pleased and honored to have been selected along with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for this distinguished award," stated TV Worldwide Chairman and CEO Dave Gardy. "I know I speak for our staff of award-winning professionals, who've won Tellys in the past, when I say that this one is our most treasured, because of its important production purpose in raising money for the Education Center at The Wall and the precedent it set in multi-outlet distribution via broadcast, cable and Internet TV.
It was a pleasure to work with the VVMF staff and the on-camera talent."
TV Worldwide's USVets.TV Channel is dedicated to United States veterans of all services and their families. TV Worldwide and the USVets.TV channel sponsors salute America's brave men and women whose sacrifices have preserved our freedom and protected our national interests around the world. USVets.TV, (www.USVets.TV), archives live streaming media webcasts and satellite broadcasts that TV Worldwide produces at VVMF events such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other ceremonies to recognize the contributions of American veterans and highlight the issues of importance to them.
Viewers should have the Flash player installed to view the content on USVets.TV, including the Education Center PSAs.
About Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
The Education Center at The Wall is a place on our National Mall where our military heroes' stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten. With a groundbreaking planned for November 2012, The Education Center at The Wall is a multi-million dollar, state-of- the-art visitor's center and learning facility to be built on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans and the Lincoln Memorials. Visitors will better understand the profound impact the Vietnam War had their friends and family members, their hometowns and the nation. The Education Center will feature the faces and stories of the 58,282 men and women on "The Wall," honoring those who fell in Vietnam, those who fought and returned, as well as the friends and families of all who served.
Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War.
Support the Education Center at The Wall by visiting www.buildthecenter.orgor by calling 866-990-WALL.
About TV Worldwide.com Inc.
Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide (www.TVworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, primarily targeting niche professional communities ranging from the Maritime industry to the Digital Media sector. Known by many in the industry as "Intelligent Internet TV," Fortune 500 companies, 35 government agencies, and numerous International associations, including the National Association of Broadcasters, utilize TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast past Daytime Emmy Awards and the Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine in 2008 as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy has served as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA).
The USVets.TV channel ( www.USVets.TV), an Internet TV Channel on the TV Worldwide Network, is dedicated to provide live and on-demand programming targeted to, and supportive of U.S. active duty military personnel and veterans of all services, and their families. The USVets.TV team and channel sponsors believe we owe a debt of gratitude to these brave men and women whose sacrifices have preserved our freedom and protected national interests around the world. USVets.TV is pleased to serve this audience and the support groups which provide assistance to our troops and veterans, with dedicated, community-based, interactive content that truly addresses their needs and interests.
About The 33RD Annual Telly Awards
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 33rd Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.
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CONTACT: Contact: Pat Cleveland Lee Allen
TV Worldwide Inc. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
(703) 961-9250, ext. 235 (202) 393-0090 ext. 109
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