48th International Emmy® Awards Competition On Schedule and Moving towards November Gala

Due to Various Covid-19 Related Circumstances Around the World, Most Semi-Final Round of Judging Events Will be Hosted Online For the First Time

New York, June 23, 2020 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that the 48th International Emmy Awards competition is on schedule and moving towards the annual Gala in November. However, due to the virus, Semi-Final Round of Judging events, which determine what programs will be nominated for the International Emmy Awards, will mostly take place online.  
The 48th International Emmy Award Nominees will be announced late September and awards will be presented on November 23. The International Academy is exploring and working on various configurations for its November Gala celebrations, with an in-person component, should circumstances permit.  
“We’re proud to say that the International Emmy Awards competition is on course for its November celebrations thanks, more than ever, to our Members and Sponsors. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes the world to run this global competition.” said International Academy President & CEO, Bruce Paisner. 
The judging panels, usually hosted by International Academy Members at in-person events throughout the world, will take place online for the first time. As in past years, Hosts are responsible for recommending and inviting jurors to participate in these closed-door panels, which take place during the course of one day and determine the Nominees for each category judged. All online Semi-Final Round of Judging events are powered by the Frame.io video review and collaboration platform. The full list of 26 Hosts from 20 countries follows this release. Events start July 3 and will take place until early September.  
The International Emmy Awards competition has 3 rounds of judging over a 6-month period, with the participation of over 1000 independent jurors carefully selected and approved by the Academy’s judging department.
2020 International Emmy Awards Sponsors to date are: Ay Yapim, Ernst & Young, Globo TV, Mip, Phoenix Satellite Television, PortableTV and Variety. International Emmy World Television Festival Sponsors to date are: Buena Vista Original Productions, Discop, FKKS, Frame.io, HBO, JCS International, Natpe, and NRW Film and Media. 
Members who will Host a Semi-Final Round of Judging this summer are:
  • Active TV Asia, Michael McKay (Singapore)  
  • Apple Tree Productions, Piv Bernth (Denmark)  
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Michael Carrington (Australia) 
  • Bang Media Group, Keiko Bang (India) 
  • Broadview TV, Leopold Hoesch (Germany) 
  • Buena Vista Original Productions, Mariana Perez (Argentina)  
  • CTC Media, Vyacheslav Murugov (Russia)
  • Cyber Group Studios, Pierre Sissmann (France) 
  • Eccho Rights, Fredrik af Malmborg (Sweden)  
  • EndemolShine Boomdog, Alejandro Rincὸn (Mexico) 
  • Fremantle, Sheila Hall Aguirre (USA) 
  • Globo TV, Carlos Schroder (Brazil) 
  • HBO Latin America Group, Flavia Vigio (USA) 
  • Huace Group Croton Media, Fang Yin (China) 
  • Helion Pictures, Steven Bawol (France)  
  • IMZ – International Music + Media Centre, Franz Patay (Austria)  
  • Inside Content, Geraldine Gonard (Spain)  
  • KBS (Korean Broadcasting System), Sung-Dong Yang (Korea) 
  • Mesimvria Enterprises, George Xinaris (Cyprus) 
  • Monday Production, Lasse Halberg (Norway)  
  • NBCUniversal International Networks, Marcello Coltro (USA)  
  • Sato Company, Nelson Sato (Brazil) 
  • Sonae FS, André Sampaio (Portugal) 
  • Star Media, Vlad Ryashin (Russia) 
  • Stripe Studios, Alex Breingan (New Zealand) 
  • Telemundo, Marcos Santana (USA) 


The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership-based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming.. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv.





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