The International Academy of Web Television will present YouTube co-founder and CEO Chad Hurley with its inaugural Streamy Visionary Award, which “honors leaders and innovators who have made a significant contribution to the digital entertainment community.”
Winners of the Second Annual Streamy Awards will be announced at the Streamy Awards Ceremony April 11 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by actor and comedian Paul Scheer and presented by new-media companies Tubefilter and NewTeeVee.
Streamy Awards executive producer Brady Brim-DeForest said:
We are thrilled to recognize Chad Hurley, a true visionary in the worlds of online entertainment and technology, as the first recipient of the prestigious Streamy Visionary Award. Chad’s contributions to online entertainment have paved the way for the birth of an entire industry. His vision has revolutionized the Web as an open video entertainment platform that continues to grow and inspire creative expression on a global scale.
And Hurley added:
I’m honored to be recognized with the Visionary Award. Thanks to the YouTube community, the media platform we created has grown into a destination where billions of people connect and shape the world through video each day. Witnessing YouTube’s evolution has been inspiring and humbling.