The 2014 International Digital Emmy Awards prize giving ceremony was held on the MIPTV Opening Party on Monday, April 7 at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Martinez Hotel.
Reed MIDEM’s CEO Paul Zilk and International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner, opened the 2014 International Digital Emmy Awards ceremony. The Emmys as well as the Pioneer Prize were presented to recipients by television stars before a large audience of Awards Nominees and over 300 MIPTV delegates from international executives across all sectors of the mobile, entertainment, and internet industries. Twelve nominees had been selected in 3 Digital Program categories: Children & Young People, Fiction and Non-Fiction. International digital programs Nominees came from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Portugal, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The 2014 International digital Emmy Awards Nominees were:
Digital Program: Children & Young People
Malhação (Young Hearts) – Interactive – Season 21 – TV Globo – Brazil
Shujaaz.FM Reloaded – Well Told Story – Kenya
Max & Billy’s Drill Machine Girl – NewBeTV/EYE/MovieZone/SNS REAAL Fonds/Veronica/Just – The Netherlands
Time Tremors – Xenophile Media/The People’s Republic of Animation/CBC/Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Canada
Digital Program: Fiction
Real Escape Game TV – Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. – Japan
Collider – Beactive Entertainment, S.A./Fundo de Investimento para o Cinema e Audiovisual – Portugal
#7DaysLater – Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Ludo Studio P/L – Australia
Latitudes – Losbragas/House Entertainment – Brazil
Digital Program: Non-Fiction
Rising Star – Tedy Productions for Keshet Broadcasting LTD – Israel
Perfect Storms Interactive – Secret Location/Shaw Media/Entertainment One – Canada
D-Day As It Happens – Windfal Films Ltd. & Digit London Ltd. for Channel 4 – United Kingdom
WomenTalk TV – WomentalkTV Pte Ltd/House of Ou Studios Pte Ltd. – Singapore
At the same occasion, the International Academy presented its 2014 Pioneer Prize to YouTube to reward its innovative contributions to the field of digital entertainment. Alex Carloss, Head of Entertainment, went on stage to accept the prize on behalf of his company. He dedicated the prize to the YouTube video watchers as he declared: “I accept this prize of behalf of the one billion monthly fans around the world who come to YouTube.”
YouTube is currently localized in 61 countries across 61 languages and 80% of its traffic comes from outside the US.
“This year’s Emmy Winners masterfully demonstrate the perfect use of social media to leverage great stories, be it for social change, revisiting history or just pure entertainment.” 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.”
And the 2014 International Digital Emmys winners are:
Fiction: #7DaysLater, presented by Ray Wise
Children & Young People: Shujazz.FM Reloaded, presented by Heather Lind and Seth Numrich.
Pioneer Prize: YouTube, presented by Philipp Laude, and accepted by Alex Carloss.
Non-Fiction: D-Day: As it Happens, presented by Kerry Bishe.
The Emmys and Pioneer Prize ceremony was sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada for the second year in a row. All nominated programs were 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.
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