Flash Video gets an Emmy

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Adobe Systems noted that it has won a Technical and Engineering Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the development of Flash Video.

The award for Streaming Media Architecture & Components was announced this week, but it will be formally delivered to the company during a ceremony planned for January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Flash Video enables users of different computer platforms, including Mac OS X, to view streaming video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player software, which the company claims is installed on more than 700 million Internet-connected computers and handhelds.

Flash Video is used by Web sites like YouTube and MySpace, and is also utilized by companies including ABC and NBC to deliver video via the Web, according to Adobe President and COO Shantanu Narayen.

“Flash Video is fundamentally changing the role of video on the Internet, and this prestigious award is further proof of this technology’s profound impact on how broadcasters deliver their content,” said Narayen.

This story, "Flash Video gets an Emmy" was originally published by PCWorld.

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