HBO and Netflix were the big Winners among programmers at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, with both garnering 23 Emmy wins across the Sept. 16 primetime telecast and the Sept. 8-9 Creative Arts Emmys ceremonies. Streaming services performed particularly well, with Amazon’s Prime Video winning eight Emmy awards and Hulu taking home four statuettes. The broadcast networks however, did not fare as well, with NBC, Fox, ABC, PBS and CBS generating a combined 23 Emmy wins.
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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.