Emmys tighten security measures

This year’s Emmy Awards telecast–to be held on Oct. 7 in both Los Angeles and New York–will feature significantly increased security, according to Academy of Television Arts & Sciences CEO Bryce Zabel.

“We’re very confident that the security measures we put into effect are as good as any place at any venue, including the Oscars,” Zabel told Variety on Sunday.

Zabel also spoke about the decision to split the locations of the telecast, saying, “We have satellite technology for that. It’s no big deal–Nightline does it every night.”

A bicoastal Emmys broadcast has not taken place since the 1970s.