It has been announced that the 39th Daytime Emmys will air live on the cable news channel HLN on Saturday, June 23. The awards show will be broadcast from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. CBS has aired the Emmys for the previous two years, but declined this year to make room on its schedule for the telecast. Associated Television International (ATI) had produced the last two Emmy shows and had leased the airtime on CBS. Unfortunately the negotiations between ATI and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences failed to come to an agreement and the major networks also declined to air the telecast. Luckily, the Time Warner network stepped in and agreed to telecast the show on their HLN channel.
“Every day we focus on the news and information people talk about, and that has included extensive coverage of the Daytime Emmys in the past,” said Scot Safon, executive vice president and general manager of HLN. “This year, we’re very excited to also be carrying the event itself.”
The View’s, Barbara Walters, will be presenting Bill Geddie, the executive producer of both The View and the Barbara Walters Specials, with the Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award. The upcoming telecast will also feature tributes to ABC’s former suds All My Children and One Life to Live.
No host has been announced for the telecast, but details are expected to be finalized within the next few weeks. The show will air from 8 – 10 p.m.