HomeTV41st Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsSCOOP: TVGN Offered to Air 41st Annual Daytime Emmys Jamey Giddens April 29, 2014 12 Comments Sources have confirmed cable network TV Guide Network (TVGN) was prepared to air this year's Daytime Emmy Awards telecast, and made a bid. However, that bid was rejected. "TVGN offered a bid of $1 million to air the show, but NATAS turned it down," says one high-level insider. According to one TV power player, the National Academy of Arts & Sciences (NATAS) turned down TVGN's bid, in order to pursue more lucrative pacts. "They've been talking to ABC, OWN, but so far no one else has picked up," said one source. "TVGN would have been the perfect vehicle. Soaps are doing really well for them. They wanted to save the telecast." TVGN airs repeats of popular soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, and have witnessed impressive ratings growth as a result. Daytime Confidential has reached out to NATAS for comment. The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are set to be held Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Keep checking back with Daytime Confidential as this story develops. UPDATE: NATAS is denying rejecting TVGN's bid to air the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys. "NATAS is in discussion with TV Guide Network for a possible broadcast deal for 2015," said a spokesperson for the organization. "However there is no agreement as of today. With regard to 2014? There is no truth to there being an offer." My sources maintain TVGN did in fact make NATAS an offer, which was rejected. 12 Responses Its Official: 41st Annual Daytime Emmys to Stream Online | Daytime Confidential June 5, 2014 […] development comes on the heels of Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens reporting NATAS declined TVGN’s $1 million offer to air the ceremony. NATAS has denied those claims. The 41st annual […] Log in to Reply 41st Daytime Emmy Awards to Stream Online June 22, 2014 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT | The Buzz - BuzzWorthy Radio June 5, 2014 […] Michaels revealed that the show would stream online if they do not reach a TV deal. Soon after, Daytime Confidential reported that cable network TVGN (which runs same day episodes of “The Young and the […] Log in to Reply Daytime Emmys: David Michaels Talks Online Stream, TVGN, and Clips | The Buzz - BuzzWorthy Radio June 10, 2014 […] was recently reported at Daytime Confidential that the cable network TVGN offered NATAS a $1 million budget to air the Daytime Emmys on the […] Log in to Reply AndrewMichaels1968 April 29, 2014 NATAS had better find someone quick and not be so damn picky. They don’t have a lot of time in which to find a vehicle to air the Emmy Awards. Get on the stick NATAS! Log in to Reply Traysoblue April 29, 2014 It may be too soon, but this seem like bad business on NATAS part. Beggars can not be choosy, and I doubt those big name networks mention will give them a shot. Log in to Reply maxsmom April 29, 2014 TVGN is yet another cable net which battled Optimum and is not available to me. I hope someone else picks this show up even if the last few years have been Absolutely Awful. I am an Awards Show Junkie. Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 April 29, 2014 I think it’s all greed from NATAS. I applaud CBS and TVGN. It would have been a great fit. Log in to Reply aveRex April 29, 2014 what is the coverage of TVGN? I have more than 350 channels on Uverse and there is no TVGN. Log in to Reply RealityCheck 33 April 30, 2014 TVGN has limited distribution and isn’t available in HD on most systems. The Emmys will probably be available via streaming online this year, if that. Frankly, it’s probably for the best. Log in to Reply blake3b April 30, 2014 Just stream it online. Log in to Reply pferrando April 30, 2014 I’m glad to see they bid for it. I’d doubt now that it will show up on TV. Too bad. A lot of the audience is still reluctant to accept on line media. OLTL and AMC are perfect examples of that. Log in to Reply FoxCrane May 1, 2014 [quote=RealityCheck 33]TVGN has limited distribution and isn’t available in HD on most systems. [/quote] If TVGN isn’t in HD, it’s more than likely the carrier’s fault, not theirs. TVGN has pushed and pushed for HD and it was reported to have achieved that quality in 90% of its markets by November 2013. http://www.viamediatv.com/news_590.htm Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.