Pivot To Air Peabody Awards

Pivot TV has reached a deal with The University of Georgia’s George Foster Peabody Awards, to air the annual awards show beginning this year.

Marking the first time the ceremony will be televised in a decade, the agreement runs through 2016, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the prestigious awards.

Pivot will produce and televise original primetime specials spotlighting the annual winners selected by the Peabody adjudication board. The honorees will be announced April 2. The Peabody medallions will be presented May 19 at a luncheon ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

“The Peabody Awards is one of the most important and prestigious honors in media,” Pivot TV president Evan Shapiro said. “It’s our mission at Participant Media and now with Pivot to elevate the impact of stories that matter. We are honored to bring this show to television so that a larger audience can celebrate the extraordinary work of these enlightened storytellers.”