DirecTV, Dish, Pax to Air ‘Vision Awards’

The “31st Annual Vision Awards” will appear on TV for the first time Sept. 28 and 29, on direct-broadcast satellite services DirecTV Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp.’s Dish Network, as well as Pax TV.

The awards, presented by Retinitis Pigmentosa International, recognize outstanding achievement in film, television, music and technology.

The telecast will include the first-ever “Television Eye Test,” which will help to aid early detection of oncoming blindness in children.

The Vision Awards will air on Pax TV cable affiliates, DirecTV channel 255 and Dish channel 181 Sept. 29 at 1 a.m. (EST).

RP International is a nonprofit organization aimed at fighting macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.