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KCETLink's 'Live @ the Ford' Wins a Telly Award

Burbank, CA -May 20, 2013 -KCETLink's

original performing arts and culture series,
Live @ the Ford, has received a People's Bronze Telly in the 34th

Annual Telly Awards. With nearly 11,000 entries nationwide and numerous

countries, less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, the

highest honor, and approximately 25% of entries are chosen as winners of the

Bronze Telly.

Season one's episode, "Angel City Jazz

Festival - Global Jam"
, which

showcased cutting edge jazz in Los Angeles, was rated as one of the top videos

by online viewers. In addition, the selection process involved 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, who evaluated

each entry against a high standard of merit.

"We are proud that Live @ the Ford has been recognized by

the Internet community as well as distinguished industry peers,"
said Juan Devis, Co-executive

Producer of Live @ The Ford and Vice

President of Arts and Culture Programming, KCETLink. "Our commitment is to

offer our viewers a dynamic, culturally-rich series that promotes local arts in

Southern California and we're pleased to showcase the wealth of talent in this

region."
  

"The Telly Awards has a mission to

honor the very best in film and video," said Linda Day, Executive Director of

the Telly Awards. "KCETLink's accomplishment illustrates their creativity,

skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film

and video production."

Live @ the Ford, now in its second season,

airs
a one-hour concert

performance interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews every third Thursday of each month at 9 p.m. until September

on KCET. For more information and special web exclusives, please visit www.kcet.org/liveattheford.

 

About the Telly Awards

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.

To find out more about the Telly Awards, visit www.tellyawards.com.

 

ABOUT

KCETLink

KCETLink, formed by the merger between

KCET and Link Media, is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and

broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming

designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative

ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global

entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social

action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable

elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink

content is distributed via satellite on DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410, in

Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various

digital delivery systems. KCET and Link TV are services of KCETLink. For

additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive

content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or

linktv.org.