LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2013) - Social TV Summit announced today the finalists for the 2013 Social TV Awards, covering 24 categories all relative to the Social TV industry. Judged by an elite group of entertainment personalities and executives, the nominees and winners of the coveted "STEEVEE" will be distinguished at a Black-Tie Gala at the world famous Bel-Air Country Club during the evening of July 16, 2013, preceding the Social TV Summit. Uniting the top people, platforms and programs in the Social TV arena, the 2nd Annual Social TV Awards will distinguish nominees for excelling in the fast-moving industry of social TV, and pioneering the future of television with second-screen experiences via social TV platforms, programs, solutions and more. With Billy Bush, Host of Access Hollywood, as the Master of Ceremonies, the awards will commend remarkable achievements in the ever-growing Social TV industry.

The 2013 Social TV Awards finalists consist of Social TV platforms, programs and promotions that were implemented throughout 2012 through June 28, 2013. Winners will receive a "STEEVEE," a custom Social TV trophy, in commemoration of their industry accomplishments. Each category acknowledges individuals, brands, programmers and networks that pioneer the rapidly-expanding Social TV field.

The 24 Social TV awards to be presented include Best TV Show, Best Broadcast Network, Best Social TV Integration of Twitter, Best Branded Social TV, and Social TV Entertainer of the Year. Finalists include popular TV shows like True Blood, American Idol and Pretty Little Liars, major networks like CBS, NBC and Fox and entertainers like Conan O'Brien, Shaquille O'Neal and Larry King.

Following the Social TV Awards, on July 17, the Social TV Summit will examine the use of Social TV and its impact on the future of television. The keynote speaker is Nick Grudin, the Strategic Partner Manager for Facebook, who will provide valuable insight on how Social TV stakeholders are using apps to drive views, engage fans and monetize the second screen audience.

Social Summits, LLC, the organizer of The Social TV Summit have held seven previous sold-out summits in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and New York City, and the Social TV Summit again travels to Los Angeles for a day of high-profile speakers, workshops and networking in the Social TV industry. Andy Batkin, creator of the Social TV Summit, is recognized as one of the founders of the interactive industry. Batkin has more than 30 years of experience in creating integrated media campaigns for Fortune 500 and entertainment companies. Batkin and his consulting practice developed the business model for Yahoo! and served as its media representative for the first two years, building more than 1,700 sales relationships.

For more information about the Social TV Awards and to see the full list of finalists, please visit http://www.socialtvawards.com for more details about the Social TV Summit and to see the complete list of finalists, check out http://socialtvsummit.com

Follow Social TV Summit on Twitter @socialtvsummit.

Contact Information:

Bridget Batkin