NATPE congratulates Next TV Winners


The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) showcased and rewarded excellence for professionally generated video web series at the second annual LATV Fest Next TV Competition. Each year, the contest seeks to discover the best pilot for a new Web series or the best new episode from existing web series.

The 2009 winners are as follows:

Branded Entertainment:  Lexus: Parts Art

Comedy:  Natural Hazards

Documentary/News:  Bit Museum

Drama:  The Franki Show

Lifestyle/DIY:  Word to Your Mutha, The Show

Reality/Unscripted:  Spot Lab

Long Form:  Dueling VHS

The recipients of the awards each will receive a one-year NATPE membership, a complimentary registration to NATPE 2010 in Vegas on Jan. 25-27, their winning entry played on NATPE’s official site,, NATPE’s YouTube channel and other video sharing outlets, as well as an opportunity for a development meeting with their category’s sponsoring company.