Digitalsmiths Named Finalist For 2009 NCTA 21 Awards

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Digitalsmiths has distinguished itself as a company leading the way in innovation, and we are proud to recognize them as a finalist for the

Digitalsmiths, the innovative multi-screen media analysis, operations and publishing technology provider, announced today it has been selected as a finalist for the 2009 North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) 21 Awards in the category of "Most Innovative Technology Company."

Winners will be recognized at the annual awards gala on Thursday, November 12 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary, N.C. The theme for this year's event is "Survivor: Outtech, Outdevelop, Outlead" and is expected to be attended by more than 500 business and technology leaders from across the state.

The NCTA 21 Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in North Carolina. This annual showcase honors companies and individuals in 21 separate categories that collectively represent the best and brightest in both technology and business.

Digitalsmiths empowers digital media companies to distribute premium video content across multiple platforms, open up new revenue streams for film and TV assets, and build audience.

"Digitalsmiths prides itself on being both a leader in technology and a good corporate citizen in North Carolina, and this recognition from the NCTA validates my view that we're doing great work in both areas," said Ben Weinberger, co-founder and CEO of Digitalsmiths. "Our ongoing innovation and development, and the commitment of our hard-working team, help us to stay ahead of the curve in the digital media space."

"The finalists for this year's 21 Awards truly represent the best that North Carolina's technology industry has to offer," said Brooks Raiford, president and chief executive officer of NCTA. "Digitalsmiths has distinguished itself as a company leading the way in innovation, and we are proud to recognize them as a finalist for the "Most Innovative Technology Company."

About Digitalsmiths
Digitalsmiths provides the industry's only studio grade digital media analysis, operations and publishing solution with an advanced, time-based metadata framework that empowers digital media companies to distribute premium video content across multiple platforms, open up new revenue streams for film and TV assets, and build audience.

The company's flagship product, VideoSense®, powers the digital media operations, publishing and analytics for today's leading Hollywood studios, broadcasters, distributors and publishers including Warner Bros., Telepictures and TMZ.com. Digitalsmiths was named one of the "Top 45 Companies to Watch" by Dow Jones, one of the "OnHollywood Top 100" and "OnGlobal 250" by AlwaysOn, "Technology of the Year" by North Carolina's Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), and winner of the "Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards."

About NCTA
The North Carolina Technology Association's mission is "Making North Carolina #1 in Technology and Technology #1 in North Carolina." The organization does this through three main focus areas: executive engagement, public affairs, and enabling member transition to a technology-enabled workforce. For more information, visit our website at http://www.nctechnology.org.

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