Deadline’s Contenders Goes Virtual As Popular TV Awards Season Kickoff Livestreams June 7th With Record 44 Shows Participating

The 5th Annual Deadline Contenders Television is set to take place on Sunday June 7th , but this time with a difference.  For the first time in the history of any of our Contenders events , whether in Oscar season or Emmy season , it will be all done virtually with a livestream beginning at 8AM PT and taking place all day in an incredible feat of gathering the best and brightest TV awards contenders all in one place, and all in the comfort of your own home.

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced all elements of the industry, including television in its many forms, to re-think how they  can best serve the viewers,  and Deadline with its hugely popular Contenders events is doing the same thing. We are pleased to report the response from the television industry, from networks to studios to creatives to stars, has been phenomenal. In fact we are announcing today a record number of participants for any  Contenders event in the decade we have been doing them.  22 networks and studios with a total of 44 different shows will be on board, providing an opportunity for members of the Television Academy, SAG-AFTRA, WGA, DGA, PGA , BAFTA, HFPA, CCA, and other key guilds and awards groups to spend a day getting immersed in many of the shows they will be voting on this year.  Call it one-stop shopping and for those who want to stay informed and on top of it all, a Sunday you will not want to miss.

Scheduled to participate are ABC Entertainment , Amazon Prime Video , AMC Networks , Apple TV+, Wiip, CBS All Access, CBS Television Studios, Comedy Central, Disney +, Disney Television Studios,  Fox Entertainment, Freeform, FX, HBO, Hulu, Lifetime, Nat Geo, Netflix, POP TV,  Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, and Starz.

Actors, Showrunners, Writers, Directors and more will all take part in moderated panels by Deadline’s Pete Hammond,   Dominic Patten, Peter White, Antonia Blyth, Dino-Ray  Ramos, Anthony D’Alessandro, Amanda N’Duka, and Joe Utichi.

Sponsors and Partners include Eyepetizer, Michter’s , Crop Organic Vodka, and The Four Seasons Maui.

To make sure you are on the exclusive list to experience this unique television season event here is how you sign up: Visit to register for Deadline Contenders Television. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with your unique link to view the live stream on June 7. Please save or bookmark this link as you will need it to access the event portal. If you have any issues, please email: [email protected]  Registration is now open. You can also see the  current list of shows when you click on the link.

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