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International talents to host Interactive Emmy Awards at MIPTV

MUMBAI: The first International Interactive Emmy Awards at MIPTV in Cannes will have many international talents as presenters.

Television and film star Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit) will join producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice), The Bold and The Beautiful's Jack Wagner, French leading actress Corinne Touzet and RCTV (Venezuela) telenovela actors Veronica Schneider and Alejandro Otero to present the Awards on 5 April. Desperate Housewives star Roger Bart will host the black-tie event.

Academy president, CEO and president of Hearst Entertainment Bruce Paisner, said, "Their participation will help bring the industry's focus to the significant developments in the interactive world."

Mark Burnett will present the Pioneer Prize to AOL, chairman and CEO Jonathan F. Miller for his innovative contributions to the field of interactive television.

The International Interactive Emmy Awards at MIPTV 2006 is the first Emmy Awards ceremony ever organized outside of the United States. There are 12 nominees in 3 categories: Interactive Program, Interactive Channel and Interactive TV Service.

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