MTV, Logo Set Award Show Dates

MTV and several of its sister networks have secured 2015 dates for their respective television awards shows, the networks announced Thursday.

mtvU will kick off the year with the March 20 debut of the mtvU Woodie Awards, while MTV will close out the announced awards calendar with its annual MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30, said network officials.

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R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.