YOUTUBE TO RECEIVE PIONEER PRIZE
NEW YORK, February 24, 2014 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the 2014 International Digital Emmy® Awards Nominees, and Pioneer Prize recipient. The Emmys and the Pioneer Prize will be presented on Monday, April 7 at MIPTV in Cannes.
There are 12 nominees in 3 categories, Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction and Digital Program: Non-Fiction. The full list of Nominees from: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Portugal, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, follows this release.The International Academy will present the 2014 Pioneer Prize to YouTube for its innovative contributions to the field of digital entertainment. Alex Carloss, Head of Entertainment, will accept on behalf of his company. With one billion monthly users, YouTube is currently localized in 61 countries across 61 languages. 80% of its traffic comes from outside the US.The Emmys and Pioneer Prize will be presented at the International Digital Emmy Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada for the second year in a row, during MIPTV’s Opening night festivities at the Martinez Hotel. Over 200 international executives across all sectors of the mobile, entertainment, and internet industries, are expected to attend.”This year’s nominated programs represent every inhabited continent on earth,” said International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “How fitting that we are presenting our 2014 Pioneer Prize to YouTube, a major agent of growth and distribution of digital content throughout the world since its creation in 2005.All nominated programs will be showcased at MIPCube, during a special session, sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada and designed to give MIPTV participants the opportunity to see excerpts of the programs and meet the nominees.
DIGITAL PROGRAM: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLEMalhação (Young Hearts)
Interactive – Season 21
Well Told Story
KenyaMax & Billy’s Drill Machine Girl
NewBeTV / EYE / MovieZone / SNS REAAL Fonds / Veronica / Just
The NetherlandsTime Tremors
Xenophile Media / The People’s Republic of Animation / CBC / Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
CanadaDIGITAL PROGRAM: FICTIONReal Escape Game TV
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
Beactive Entertainment, S.A. / FICA – Fundo de Investimento para o Cinema e Audiovisual
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) / Ludo Studio P/L
Losbragas / House Entertainment
DIGITAL PROGRAM: NON-FICTION
Tedy Productions for Keshet Broadcasting LTD
Perfect Storms Interactive
Secret Location / Shaw Media / Entertainment One
D-Day As It Happens
Windfal Films Ltd. and Digit London Ltd. for Channel 4
WomentalkTV Pte Ltd / House of Ou Studios Pte Ltd.
About the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv. The International Academy also recognizes Non-English Language US primetime programming with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.
About The Bell Fund
The Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian independent producers who develop and produce excellent cross-platform digital content designed to complement and enhance associated television programs. It has invested $135 M in the production of 1300 cross-platform projects since 1997. The Bell Fund also undertakes training, research, business development and promotion for the digital media industry. The Bell Fund receives annual contributions of approximately $14 M from Canada’s Bell TV as part of its broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the industry. In addition, the Bell Fund receives interest generated by a $10M endowment and contributions from Aliant. The Bell Fund is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors representing various sectors of the television and new media industry.
MIPTV – now in its 51st year – is the world’s most powerful and prestigious market and creative incubator for content on every screen. In early April, professionals from across the TV and digital entertainment spectrum gather in Cannes, France for four days of intensive networking, trading, screenings, and high-level conferences and keynotes. MIPTV is also a key venue for early-stage development and financing deals, content acquisitions and program sales. Meanwhile, the MIPCube forum – an integral part of the MIPTV week – explores the ways in which technology and creativity are working together to enrich and reinvent the viewing experience. The weekend prior to MIPTV sees the MIPDoc and MIPFormats showcases, now recognized as among the world’s most influential events for the non-fiction and unscripted programming industries.
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