Fire up your Rokus, your Apple TVs and/or that new thing-a-ma-jiggy from Amazon. Daytime Emmy executive producer David Michaels revealed to Soap Opera Network, NATAS may end up having to stream the 41st Annual Daytime Awards telecast online.
From the article:
"If for any reason we end up not being broadcast this year, we are going to live stream it,” Michaels emphasized for those wondering about the possibility of not being able to see their favorite stars collect their awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 22. Despite the possibility of not airing on television this year, Michaels does confirm that there is ongoing discussion to broadcast the show next year. “There is already a potential deal in place for the show to air in 2015, but I can’t guarantee that it is going to air in 2014.”
Earlier this week, I reported hearing NATAS turned down an offer from TVGN to air the 2014 show. NATAS denies those claims. However, my sources maintain TVGN offered $1 million to broadcast this year's telecast.