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Microsoft Edge Takes Home Emmy for Standardization of HTML

Microsoft Edge has been awarded alongside fellow tech giants like Netflix and Google with a surprise Emmy award.


And the Emmy goes to Edge. Not something we thought we would ever hear. In fact, when we head about the company's award today, we were left head scratching. Who knew the Emmys were such a broad award body to take in tech? We though it was all Games of Thrones and The Crown.

Anyway, it turns out has won an Emmy. That's because the awards body also recognizes select tech support within the TV and film industries.

“The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award was the first Emmy Award issued in 1949 and it laid the groundwork for all the other Emmys to come,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS.

“Weare especiallyexcitedtobehonoring these prestigious companies and presenting our gala again at the NAB Show where the intersection of innovation, technology and excitement in the future of television can be found.”

Windows executive Joe Belfiore confirmed the company won its Emmy for supporting TV experiences on the web. It's not often Edge sits above its rivals, but here it most certainly does.

The award was handed out during as part of the 70th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.


On the official recipients website for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the award body says Microsoft won the award for Standardization of HTML, Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) Media Source Extensions (MSE) for Full TV Experience alongside:

  • W3C
  • Microsoft
  • Comcast
  • Netflix

Robert Seidel, Chairman of the Technology & Engineering Achievement Committee said, “Screen actors are always cited for Oscars.  Stage performers are similarly proud of their Tonys…

“We award the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award to these outstanding companies and individuals who are the ‘tool makers' of the industry that have materially affected the television viewing experience.”

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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