Seven countries to compete for 2012 Intl Digital Emmy Awards

MUMBAI: The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced that nominees from seven countries Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Kenya, Sweden and the UK will compete for this year‘s International Digital Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony will take place, during television trade event MipTV‘s opening night festivities on 1 April 2012, in Cannes.

There are 12 nominees in three categories, Digital Programme: Children and Young People; Digital Program: Fiction and Digital Programme:

The International Academy president, CEO Bruce L Paisner said, "The technological strides we see every year in digital content delivery are constantly providing production tools to enhance the viewer‘s experience. We congratulate our nominees for their creative and technological achievements in this flourishing sector of our industry."

This is the first time that a program from Kenya is ever nominated for an Emmy and the first time that a program from Japan is nominated for a Digital Emmy.

Shujaaz.FM, a multi-media communications project, designed to inspire and motivate millions of Kenyans to take action to improve their lives and engage with urgent issues that shape their future, is nominated in the Children & Young People category. NHK World TV Digital Disaster Coverage, the HD coverage of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the east coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, from helicopters and robot making full use of various digital platforms as well as linear TV, is nominated in the Non-Fiction category.

2012 International Digital Emmy Awards Nominees

Digital Programme: Children and Young People

1. 15

2. Battlefront
Raw Television for Channel 4

3. Shujaaz.FM
Well Told Story

4. Slide
Hoodlum/Playmaker Media/Fox 8/Foxtel

Digital Programme: Fiction
1. Endgame Interactive: Facebook Episode
Secret Location/Shaw Media/Thunderbird Films

2. The Great Crusade

3. Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs
Smokebomb Entertainment/Shaftesbury Films/Citytv

4. Temps Mort (Time Out) Babel

Digital Programme: Non-Fiction

1. Bar Code
National Film Board of Canada/Arte France

2. Floods in Rio
G1/TV Globo

3. Live from the Clinic
Maverick Television for Channel 4

4. NHK World TV Digital Disaster Coverage

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