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Cat Deeley to Host First Critics' Choice Television Awards.

BTJA Partners with REELZCHANNEL for Broadcast and VH1.com for Live Streaming

LOS ANGELES -- The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced that So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley will host the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards scheduled to take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 20, 2011.

Cable and satellite network REELZCHANNEL, available in more than 58 million homes, will broadcast the Critics' Choice Television Awards premiering on June 22 at 8 p.m. ET and repeating at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. The Awards will be rebroadcast throughout the week. VH1.com will exclusively live stream the awards show on June 20 and will make select footage available for on-demand viewing following the star-studded event. VH1.com will also offer celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and an opportunity for fans to interact with celebrities backstage with its "fan-cam" stream. Bob Bain will executive produce the show for Bob Bain Productions. Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig represented BFCA and BTJA in the negotiations with REELZCHANNEL and VH1.com.

Awards categories include best show and performance honors in drama, comedy, reality and talk--as well asthe "Most Exciting New Series" premiering this Summer and Fall, judging from pilots and early episodes.

"From So You Think You Can Dance to the Royal Wedding to the Critics' Choice Television Awards, the dazzling and talented Cat Deeley instantly puts our awards on the map, plus she ensures an entertaining and lively show," said Joey Berlin, acting-president of BTJA. "With REELZCHANNEL on board as our broadcast partner, we are able to deliver a broad-based audience to share in the recognition of our honorees. We are equally excited to be teaming with VH1, our television partner for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, to live stream the event."

The Critics' Choice Television Awards will honor programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011 in the following categories:

COMEDY SERIES

* Lead Actor

* Lead Actress

* Supporting Actor

* Supporting Actress

* Show

DRAMA SERIES

* Lead Actor

* Lead Actress

* Supporting Actor

* Supporting Actress

* Show

REALITY SERIES

* Reality Program

* Reality-Competition Program

* Host

TALK SHOW

(Daytime as well as late night shows will be included in this category.)

MOST EXCITING NEW SERIES

About REELZCHANNEL

REELZCHANNEL--TV About Movies[R] is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and informative programming that is all about movies, including the celebrities, fashion, music and stories behind the stories. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper, Sam Rubin and John Salley, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they're playing, whether in theaters or at home.

REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 58 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZCHANNEL in your area by entering your zip code at www.reelz.com/watch. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles and sales office in New York.

About VH1

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 98 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

About BTJA

The newly formed Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. BTJA includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. The organization is launching the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards on June 20, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com
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