NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TheStreet(NASDAQ:TST) announced today that TheStreet TV has been named an official honoree in the Best News & Information Channel category in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and Creator of the Jif Steve Wilhite.
TheStreet TV is TheStreet's digital video channel that offers viewers over 100 videos each week including business and financial news updates, interviews and in-depth market analysis. Videos are available via nine different topic channels and strive to educate and inform personal and institutional investors worldwide.
"Honorees like TheStreet TV are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 12,000 entries we received this year."
"TheStreet TV has ramped up production over the past year with a strong focus on both the quality of video and content for our audience, so it's a thrill to have that work recognized by the premiere awards in the space," said Ruben Ramirez, Head of Video for TheStreet.
"Digital video is an important part of TheStreet's future and we know that TheStreet TV will continue to grow and bring a lot of real value to the company. We are honored to be recognized by the Webby Awards for our digital video channels," added Elisabeth DeMarse, Chairman, President and CEO of TheStreet.
The 18th Annual Webby Awards received 12,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Out of all the 12,000 entries submitted, fewer than 15% received this honor and were deemed an Official Honoree.
About TheStreet TheStreet, Inc. is the leading independent digital financial media company providing business and financial news, investing ideas and analysis to personal and institutional investors worldwide. The Company's portfolio of business and personal finance brands includes: TheStreet, RealMoney, RealMoney Pro, Stockpickr, Action Alerts PLUS, Options Profits, MainStreet and RateWatch. To learn more, visit www.thestreet.com. The Deal, the Company's institutional business, provides intraday coverage of mergers and acquisitions and all other changes in corporate control. To learn more, visit www.thedeal.com.
About The Webby Awards: Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Dell, Vitamin T, MailChimp, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, AdAge, Percolate, Mashable, Business Insider, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.