Smithsonian Channel(TM) Wins First Emmy(R) Award

'Nature Tech' Claims Cinematography Honor

Sep 24, 2008, 01:00 ET from Smithsonian Networks

    NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithsonian Channel(TM) won the Emmy
 for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft - Cinematography - Nature
 Documentaries/Dramatic Recreations for "The Magic of Motion," an episode of
 its popular series, NATURE TECH. This is the first Emmy for the network.
     "We are pleased to be the youngest network to win this prestigious
 award," said Tom Hayden, General Manager of Smithsonian Networks. This
 honor demonstrates that Smithsonian Channel represents outstanding quality,
 and we congratulate our partners at ORF for their contributions to this
 remarkable miniseries."
     NATURE TECH is a three-episode series that shows how a new field,
 bio-memetics, brings technology and nature together by looking to nature
 for answers to mysteries that it has already solved. Last year, the series
 won "Best Limited Series" at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival,
 besting "Planet Earth." The series is produced by ORF Universum.
     Smithsonian Networks (SN) is a joint venture between Showtime Networks
 Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create new channels
 to showcase scientific, cultural and historical programming based largely
 upon the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum
 complex. Smithsonian Channel features original documentaries, short-subject
 explorations and innovative and groundbreaking programs highlighting
 America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. Visit Smithsonian
 Networks on the internet at

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