MTV Latin America announced that it will rock multiple cities in Latin America and the US with a revamped version of its annual international award show, Los Premios MTV Latin America 2009. Bogota and Los Angeles are the first confirmed cities to host the 8th annual event with other host cities to be announced. The multi-city event will come together live on MTV Latin America and MTV Tr3s in the US on Thursday, October 15th. In addition, the show will air on MTVs around the world and on select broadcast stations throughout Latin America.
"We are thrilled to have Bogota and Los Angeles on board as the first host cities for Los Premios MTV 2009," commented Sofia Ioannou, Managing Director for MTV Networks Latin America. "Since the show's debut in 2002, we have always strived to be closer to our audience and this year's multi-city format will allow us to expand our reach on the ground unlike any other event in the region. We are certain that this year's show will bring together not only the best regional and international talent, but will provide an innovative and creative platform that will highlight and embrace the diversity of Latin America."
"Executing a new format for this year's show is an exciting challenge and opportunity for us," commented Jose Tillan, Executive Producer of Los Premios MTV. "The multi-city approach is a wonderful way to bring together the best established and emerging talent from across the continent. We are certain that this year's show will rock screens AND cities throughout Latin America and the US."
Nominees for Los Premios MTV are selected by a "Music and Video Academy" comprised of music industry professionals and fans. Winners for most of the categories are chosen by viewers' votes through MTV Latin America's website (www.MTVla.com).