01/11/2012 09:12 am ET Updated Jun 03, 2013

Gala Celebration of Web Original Video Set for Thursday at CES in Las Vegas

The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) will present its first awards program for excellence across multiple platforms on Thursday, January 12 in a two-hour awards program live from Venetian and streamed live on YouTube.

Last month, the day the nominations were announed, we spoke with Paul Kontonis, chairman of the IAWTV and a VP at Digitas.   He said that the membership of the IAWTV creates videos which have in excess of 150 million monthly views.

Beet.TV is a media sponsor of the IAWTV Award and will be on the scene at the Venetian.