Streamy Awards to Air Live on VH1 in September
The annual award show honoring online video and digital creators will be broadcast Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. EST.
For the first time in five years the Streamy Awards, an annual fete to honor the best in online video, will air on television.
VH1 will broadcast the Streamy Awards on September 17 at 10 pm ET/PT live from the Hollywood Palladium, producers Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter announced Wednesday.
The Streamy Awards, founded in 2009 to award YouTube talent for their online video achievements, have historically streamed live online and will continue to do so this year in tandem with the VH1 broadcast.
"We couldn't be more excited to partner with Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter on amplifying all of the amazing creativity of hte past year by presenting the Streamy Awards for the first time ever on television," said VH1 president Tom Calderone.
"We couldn't imagine a better home for the Streamy Awards," added Assaf Blecher, vp programming and development at DCP. "VH1 has always embraced cutting edge programming, which makes them the ideal partner for such an innovative show."
Hosted last year by Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart, the Streamys had more than 7 million views on YouTube and 2.8 million Vine loops in 24 hours.
This year, the Streamys will recognize winners in 44 categories, including two audience choice awards — entertainer of the year and show of the year — determined entirely by fans. The remainder of the awards, which include categories for popular YouTube formats including first-person and pranks, are determined by a panel made up of leaders in the online video space.
The Streamys have added seven new categories this year to reflect the changing online video landscape. They include awards for breakout creator, documentary or investigative project, short-form comedy video, short-form creativity video and Snapchat storyteller.
Creator submissions and fan nominations open Wednesday and close on June 26.
"Our partnership with VH1 is not only a huge milestone for the Streamy Awards, but also a triumph for the entire creator community," said co-creator Drew Baldwin. "Having the full support of such a major media network validates what we have believed all along — native digital creators are integral to the future of entertainment."
Dick Clark Productions and The Hollywood Reporter are both owned by affiliates of Guggenheim Partners.