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Glendale Arizona Internet Television Broadcasters Honored With Platinum Hermes C reative Award CouryGraph Productions, creator of KKAT-IPTV

and Glendale Daily Planet was recen tly honored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMC P) with a Platinum Hermes Creative Award. Glendale, AZ. September 15, 2011 -- CouryGraph Productions, creator of KKAT-IPTV and Glendale Daily Planet was recently honored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) with a Platinum Hermes Creative Award. He rmes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals. "Our team is extremely honored by this recognition," said Ed Sharpe, Director of CouryGraph Productions which created KKAT - IPTV for Glendale Daily Planet. "Th is award reflects the quality of our methodology and work of our engineering sta ff to implement unique and innovative streaming methods for local programming on the Internet. Sharpe continued, "I think our product is a result of the entire city's interest, advice and participation. "In addition, Sharpe wanted to thank Bill Schreiner, who collaborated on the eng ineering aspects of the site. Bill Schreiner comments, "The Glendale Daily Plane t, despite it s whimsical name, is a serious social/technical experiment in local jo urnalism..." He continued "The brainchild of long time Glendale resident, Ed Sha rpe, The Glendale Daily Planet provides professional quality video journalism at the local level with global distribution" Bette Sharpe explains " I am very ple ased that our work has been recognized" "I enjoy photography and it allows me to visually tell stories that might otherwise go untold.' Ed Sharpe elaborates "It is not just about showing news and events today. Archived footage of all of our shows will be put on file with the appropriate hi storical societies thus forming a 'time capsule' of video footage representing t his time in the city's period of dynamic growth." Schreiner continued: "As a vol unteer engineering and I.T. technical consultant to The Planet, and long time In ternet broadcaster, I consider working with Ed as a privilege and assisting in t his endeavor as a public service: an experiment in true local democracy. The Gle ndale Daily Planet should serve as a prototype for small community Internet TV s tations nationwide." On the certificate for this judging period were: Ed Sharpe Editor/Publisher/Engineer, Bette Sharpe - Reporter/Photographer, Lesa Holstein Book Topics Editor, Jamise Liddell - Entertainment Editor, Chef Eric Reinert The Budget Bistro, Mike Manning Reporter/Videogrspher, Bill Schreiner - Associat e Engineer and Kimber Leigh - Reporter Finally Sharpe wanted to extend his thank s to other people in the newspaper, radio, television and cable industry that ha ve counseled him and provided an example of technique and values. "I would be no thing without them" Sharpe stated. CouryGraph Productions Won the Platinum Hermes Creative Awards (http://www.herme sawards.com) for its Internet Television Channel KKAT-IPTV,which is an online ne ws source for Glendale Arizona. The Hermes Creative Award is for creative profes sionals and organizations involved in the concept, writing and design of traditi onal and emerging media. "The judges were impressed with the effort and use of t echnology in creating a truly 'local' news operation yet allowing global accessi bility online" said Ed Dalheim, chairman, advisory board, Association of Marketi ng and Communication Professionals. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoti ng the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals. The aw ards, chosen from 3,000 entries this year, are administered and judged by the As sociation of Marketing and Communication Professionals (http://www.amcpros.com). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communic

ation, advertising, public relations, media production and free-lance profession als. As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative p rofessionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitabl e organizations. Hermes entrants are not charged entry fees to enter work they produced pro bono. In addition, the efforts of generous marketing and communication professionals are acknowledged through grants and special recognition. Glendale Daily Planet, the parent organization of KKAT-IPTV was started in 2004 as the first community video journalism news site in Glendale and perhaps all of Arizona. ., Serving Th e Metro West Side of the Valley of the Sun, Glendale Daily Planet has witnessed, participated in and recorded the further rejuvenation of the downtown core, the meteoric rise of the 'Glendale Sports Empire' and the restoration of historic s ections of the town. One aspect Sharpe is most proud of is they were one of the earliest to have a continuous 24/7 stream of archived footage in the player but yet, when a special event arises, have the ability to go live interrupting the p re-programmed content to cover the event. With the advent of higher speed EVDO r adio cards and compact portable satellite terminals the options are limitless. R esidents can now catch stories of interest on their schedule, taking advantage o f the on-demand character of Internet media. No more waiting for 5 or 10pm and n o need to program the TiVo. Important stories remain available, a mouse click aw ay, for years in the online archives. The work of CouryGraph Productions and other participative community journalists and engineering staff may be viewed, 24-hours a day, seven days a week at www.g lendaledailyplanet.com. Contact Ed Sharpe CouryGraph Productions 5802 W. Palmaire Ave Glendale AZ 85301 USA 623-435-1522 publisher@glendaledailyplanet.com http://www.glendaledailyplanet.com