New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Announces 2015 Awards Ceremony Presenters and E-Program

New York, NY | April 09, 2015

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards, now in its 58th year, announced this year’s prominent media professionals slated to present awards at the 2015 TV & Film Gala honoring World’s Best TV & Films℠. The Gala will be held at the annual NAB Show on Tuesday April 14th as they play host to over 98,000 attendees from 159 countries.

“We are in the fifth year of our strategic partnership with NAB Show,”  said  Rose Anderson, Executive Director, New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, “which has been so rewarding in enabling us to bring well-deserved attention to the 2015 winning programs from around the globe. Our partners and sponsors - Limelight Networks, PRG and Sony - join us in honoring Ken Aagaard, CBS Sports Executive Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Production Services, our Lifetime Achievement recipient. “

The 2015 presenters will include prominent media executives, broadcast journalists, talk show hosts, and content creators all representing the multi-faceted media industry. Presenters taking center stage include:

  • Chris Brown, Executive Vice President of NAB Conventions and Business Operations - USA
  • Daniel Carriere, National Reporter, Radio-Canada/Découverte (Television Program) - Canada 
  • Mihai Gadea, CEO/Host Antena 3, and Mircea Badea, Anchor, Antena 3 - Romania
  • David Mazza, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NBC Sports Group - USA
  • Bjoern Miniers, Creative Director/Post- production Supervisor, Redbull Media House -  Austria   
  • Mark Prahl, Director of Operations at Voice of America - USA
  • Linda Stogner, Director/Producer, KERA - USA
  • Bassem Youseff, Host/Co-Creator of Al-Bernameg - Egypt

The International Television & Film Awards e-program continues NYF’s commitment to innovation and provides attendee’s instant access to the Gala’s program viewable on all mobile screens. Program highlights include the complete 2015 award winners list, TV & Film Awards Advisory Board and Grand Jury panels, Executive Director’s letter, show schedule and more. To view the 2015 e-program click HERE. 2015 winner’s results will be announced April 14th. 

David Mazza, NYF’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NBC Sports Group will take to the stage to present the fifth annual NYF Lifetime Achievement Award honoring Ken Aagaard, Executive Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Production Services, CBS Sports.

For more information or to purchase tickets click HERE.

Sponsors of the 2015 New York Festivals Television & Film Awards include Limelight  NetworksPRG, Pond5Creative Handbook and Production Hub.  Production Hub is the official media sponsor of the 2014 NYF Television & Film Awards.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel:, Ph: 1 212 643 4800

About International Awards Group, LLC 

International Awards Group, LLC organizes Advertising & Programming Competitions for the following brands:

AME Awards World's Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness
The Global Awards World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising
Midas Awards World's Best Financial Advertising
New York Festivals World's Best Advertising
New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs
New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films

Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to                                                      

About the 2015 NAB Show
NAB Show, held annually in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With nearly 98,000 attendees from 159 countries and more than 1,700 exhibitors, the NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


About Limelight
Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage digital audiences by enabling them to manage and deliver digital content on any device, anywhere in the world. The company’s award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit, read our blog, be sure to follow us on Twitter at, and join in our online community Limelight Connect.