INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIVE EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Nominations Span 7 Countries Including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom

New York, NY- March 4th, 2008: Nominations for The International Interactive Emmy® Awards were announced today by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

There are 12 nominees in 3 categories: Interactive Program, Interactive Channel and Interactive TV Service. (The full list of nominees follows this release.)

“These programs, channels and services illustrate the array of interactivity being offered to television viewers worldwide via cable, satellite, mobile phones and broadband.” said Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy. “We are pleased to be honoring them for their outstanding achievements.”

Winners for these 3 categories will be presented with an International Emmy Award® in Cannes, France on Tuesday April 8, at The International Interactive Emmy® Awards Gala at MIPTV.


ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of broadcasters in the world, with over 550 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; Children & Young People; Comedy; Current Affairs; Documentary; Drama Series; Interactive Channel; Interactive Program; Interactive TV Service; 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.


Media Contacts:

Eva Obadia, Director, Marketing & PR               
Press Manager
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences    
[email protected]                    
T: 212 489 6969

Don Ciaramella
The Lippin Group
[email protected]
T: 212 986 7080

THE 2008 INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIVE EMMY AWARDS NOMINEE LIST

 

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM

 

THE AT HOME TEAM
deMENSEN N.V.
Belgium

GUERNICA: PINTURA DE GUERRA
Televisió de Catalunya / CCRTV Interactiva
Spain

STARAOKE
Intervisio
Finland

TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND – TOTALLY INTERACTIVE!
Xenophile Media in association with FreshTV
Canada

INTERACTIVE CHANNEL

 

2007 BIGPOND V8 SUPERCARS
Massive / BigPond
Australia

BBC ARCHIVE TRIAL
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
United Kingdom

SKY POKER
BSkyB
United Kingdom

WEDIGTV
The JD Project Limited
United Kingdom

INTERACTIVE TV SERVICE

 

DOCTOR WHO INTERACTIVE
BBC Wales
United Kingdom

EMMERDALE
ITV Yorkshire / Hoodlum Active
Australia

SPOOKS INTERACTIVE (SERIES 6)
Kudos Film and Television Ltd / Hoodlum Active
United Kingdom

THE TRUTH ABOUT MARIKA
Sveriges Television AB /
The company P
Sweden