INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
NOKIA TO RECEIVE PIONEER PRIZE
New York – March 5, 2009: Nominees from 9 countries will compete for this year’s International Digital Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Emmys will be presented at a special ceremony on Monday, March 30, at MIP-TV 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 Argentina, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Israel, Qatar, Singapore and the United Kingdom follows this release.
As in years past, the awards will gather over 200 professionals across the entertainment, mobile and Internet industries at the invitation-only ceremony.
“We are very pleased to be recognizing these nominees for their outstanding achievements in producing content specifically designed for delivery on a digital platform,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy. “Digital programming is now a significant option for audiences around the world seeking out content.”
In addition to the presentation of the International Digital Emmy® Awards for Children & Young People, Fiction and Non-Fiction. The International Academy will present a special award – the Pioneer Prize, which is not an Emmy® but rather a special initiative from the Academy which honors an industry personality or organization. “The Pioneer Prize will be presented to Nokia, Inc. for its innovative contributions to the field of digital television and video broadcasting on a mobile device,” added Paisner.
Niklas Savander, Member of the Nokia Group Executive Board and EVP, Nokia Services will accept on behalf of the company.
“We are delighted to accept this prestigious award. As consumers’ digital consumption habits are increasingly going mobile, Nokia and the mobility industry at large is excited by the business opportunity it presents for us together with our content partners,” commented Niklas Savander. “Services like the groundbreaking Comes With Music service and the Ovi Store media distribution network are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in mobile entertainment.”
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of broadcasters in the world, with over 600 members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States, and it presents the International Emmy® Award to programs in fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series.
ABOUT REED MIDEM
Reed MIDEM is a leading organizer of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPDOC, MIPTV, MILIA, MIPCOM JUNIOR and MIPCOM for the television and new media industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM and MAPIC for the property sector and GLOBAL CITY for urban management specialists.
Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world leader in the organization of some 420 public exhibitions and professional tradeshows.
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Eva Obadia, Director, Marketing & PR
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Philippe Legall, Press Manager
THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EMMY AWARDS AT MIPTV NOMINEE LIST
* as of March 5, 2009
DIGITAL PROGRAM – CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
First Class Interactive
Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd
Whack the Mole – The MI High Alternate Reality Game
Xenophile Media Inc.
DIGITAL PROGRAM – FICTION
Director’s Cut – The Revenge
Container Group S.A.
Endemol UK / MSN
Grundy UFA TV Produktions GmbH
Firelight Productions in association with Essential Media & Goalpost Pictures Australia
DIGITAL PROGRAM – NON-FICTION
Al Jazeera English News US Election Special
Al Jazeera English
Britain From Above
BBC / Lion
Arte / Bo Travail / Alma Films / Trabelsy Productions / Ramattan Studios / UPIAN
Eyeworks Cuatro Cabezas for Discovery Channel – Latin America