7th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners Announced 

7 Winners Span 5 Countries: Brazil, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom

 

Cannes/MIPTV, April 9, 2019 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 7th International Emmy® Kids Awards at a ceremony at MIPTV, in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM.

Winning programs from Brazil, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Hey Duggee – Season 2; Studio AKA (Kids: Preschool); Kop op (Heads Together); Viking Film / VPRO Television / Job, Joris & Marieke (Kids: Animation);Overgrep (Sexual abuse awareness week); NRK / Bivrost Film & TV (Kids: Digital); My Life: Born To Vlog; Blakeway North (Kids: Factual); Fixa Bröllopet (Marrying mum and dad); Fremantlemedia Sverige AB / Sveriges Television AB (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Malhação: Viva a Diferença (Young Hearts); Globo (Kids: Series); and Ratburger; King Bert Productions (Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners’ information follows this release.
 
“This is a difficult world for children to grow up in, with an increasing list of social problems and enormous change.” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “The winning programs help entertain, educate and prepare our children for the world they are about to face. This is an honorable task.” 
 
The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by an international cast of TV personalities including: Mira Awad, Creator of the Series Muna, about a young Arab woman living in Tel Aviv and Finnish Actor Pelle Heikkilä.
 
Industry executives from around the world attended the event, held at the Carlton Hotel, in Cannes, France during MIPTV.
 
The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: TV Kids, Ernst & Young and MIPTV in development kids.

 


 

 

7th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners

 

Kids: Preschool

 
Hey Duggee – Season 2
Studio AKA
United Kingdom
Hey Duggee – a place for children to have fun, be energetic, and most of all to do things! Based around a children’s playgroup called The Squirrel Club, Hey Duggee is run by a big dog called Duggee. The Squirrel Club is a place where kids have adventures and earn badges.
Executive Producers: Sue Goffe, Jackie Edwards, Henrietta Hurford-Jones
Producer: Janine Voong
Director: Grant Orchard
Writers: Sam Morrison, Jo Clegg, Sander Jones, Diggy Hicks-Little
 


Kids: Animation

 
Kop op (Heads Together)
Viking Film / VPRO Television / Job, Joris & Marieke
Netherlands
A story about three friends who exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to each other’s life. Will they be able to keep it secret? And will they ever get their own head back?
Executive Producer: Marleen Slot (Viking Film)
Producers: Marleen Slot (Viking Film), Job Roggeveen (Job, Joris & Marieke), Joris Oprins (Job, Joris & Marieke), Marieke Blaauw (Job, Joris & Marieke)
Directors: Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw
Writers: Lotte Tabbers, Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw
Principal Cast: Steye van Dam, Paulien Cornelisse, Nasrdin Dchar

 

 

Kids: Digital

 
Overgrep (Sexual abuse awareness week)
NRK / Bivrost Film & TV
Norway
During one week in November, NRK used all available channels to open a dialogue about sexual abuse. After extensive research and consultation with specialists, they adopted a direct approach to tackling this difficult topic.
Executive Producer: Cathrine Simonsen
Producers: Joakim Vedeler, Trond Jacobsen
Directors: Tonje Voreland, Marianne Müller, Christoffer Alve
Writers: Marianne Müller, Espen Thorkildsen
Principal Cast: Clara Penzo-Fasting, David Aleksander Sjøhol

 

Kids: Factual

 
My Life: Born To Vlog
Blakeway North
United Kingdom
Twelve-year-old Nikki Lilly is not your average social media vlogger. Called a “monster” and “disgusting” due to a rare, life threatening medical condition, Nikki has defied the bullies and medical expectation. Filmed over one extraordinary summer, Nikki proves why she has a global following and inspires so many.
Executive Producers: Sarah Murch
Producer: Launa Kennett
Director: Launa Kennett
Writer: Launa Kennett
Principal Cast: Nikki Lilly Christou

 

 

Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment

Fixa Bröllopet (Marrying mum and dad)
Fremantlemedia Sverige AB / Sveriges Television AB
Sweden
In Fixa bröllopet the kids have the power to decide details of their parents’ wedding – the parents don’t know anything until the wedding day! Everything is top secret until the actual ceremony. The kids are assisted by our hosts Alexander Hermansson and Caroline Hermansson.
Executive Producers: Björn Östlund, Christoffer Lantz
Producer: Tomas Schubert
Directors: Tomas Schubert, Theo Bolin
Writers: Tomas Schubert, Theo Bolin
Principal Cast: Alexander Hermansson, Caroline Hermansson

 

Kids: Series

Malhação: Viva a Diferença (Young Hearts)
Globo
Brazil
During a subway malfunction, five girls get stuck in the same car and one of them goes into labor. The other girls work together to help her. Despite their different backgrounds, experiences and personalities, the new friends will discover how enriching it can be to live, confront and celebrate diversity.
Executive Producer: Paulo Silvestrini
Producer: Fabiana Moreno
Director: Paulo Silvestrini
Writer: Cao Hamburger
Principal Cast: Gabriela Medvedovski, Daphne Bozaski, Manoela Aliperti, Heslaine Vieira, Ana Hikari, Matheus Abreu, Lúcio Mauro Filho, Juan Paiva, Aline Fanju, Bruno Gadiol, Ângelo Antônio, Malu Galli, Marcello Antony
 

Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series

Ratburger
King Bert Productions
United Kingdom
When Zoe discovers a baby rat in her bedroom, they quickly become firm friends, especially when she discovers he is no ordinary rat – he can dance. Zoe wants to show off his skill at the school talent show, but her stepmother and shifty burger man Burt have other ideas.
Executive Producers: Jo Sargent, Jon Mountague
Producer: Joanna Hanley
Director: Matt Lipsey
Writers: David Walliams, Kevin Cecil
Principal Cast: David Walliams, Sheridan Smith, Talia Barnett, Mark Benton, Nigel Planer, Sir Michael Gambon, Sophie Thompson, Sarah Hadland, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Harish Pat
 
 


 

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership-based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 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.

About Mipcom
MIPTV (8-11 April 2019, Cannes) is the leading international market for content development and distribution. Each April, 10,000 professionals from across the international TV and digital entertainment ecosystem connect to launch and discover new content, forge partnerships, negotiate financing and distribution agreements, find co-production opportunities and explore the latest trends. MIPTV is preceded by the biggest weekend in unscripted content (6-7 April 2019), comprising MIPDoc, the world’s largest screenings library, conference and co-production marketplace for the factual community, and MIPFormats, the discovery showcase for the global formats community. www.miptv.com

 


 

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: 212-489-6969
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

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Matt Biscuiti 
Tel: +1-212-986-7080  
 
 
 

SPECIAL AWARDS PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED

ZACHARY QUINTO TO PRESENT J.J. ABRAMS WITH 2013 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOUNDERS AWARD

WORLD BOXING HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO TO PRESENT RTL GROUP CO-CEO ANKE SCHÄFERKORDT WITH 2013 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® DIRECTORATE AWARD
 

New York, November 14, 2013 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today presenters for the 2013 Special Emmys that will be presented to J.J. Abrams and Anke Schäferkordt, at the International Emmy Awards Gala, on Monday November 25th, in New York City.
 
Stage and screen actor Zachary Quinto, who most recently, reprised his role as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness and is currently starring on Broadway in The Glass Menagerie, will present the 2013 International Emmy Founders Award to J.J. Abrams at the International Emmy® Awards, on Monday, November 25 at the Hilton New York.
 
World boxing heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will fly in from Germany to present RTL Group Co-Ceo Anke Schäferkordt with the 2013 International Emmy Directorate Award.
 
As previously announced, the annual celebration of excellence in international television will be hosted by writer/comedian John Oliver, who sat in this summer for John Stewart to host Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with John Stewart.
 
The International Emmy® Awards recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States. 1,000 international entertainment decision-makers from over 50 countries attend the International Emmy® Awards Gala in New York every year. For a list of nominees, visit www.iemmys.tv.
 
This year’s partners include: Phoenix Satellite Television, Globo, Microsoft, Dori Media Group, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Miptv, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Variety.

About the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 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 and International Emmy® Kids Awards ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® 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 Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: +1-212-489-6969
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Don Ciaramella
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
don@lippingroup.com

SCANDINAVIA LEADS INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIVE EMMY® AWARDS AT MIPTV

Sweden Wins Interactive TV Service, Finland Wins Interactive Program and the UK Wins Interactive Channel

MIPTV-Cannes, April 8, 2007 — The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners for the International Interactive Emmy® Awards, organized for the third year in a row in Cannes, France in partnership with Reed MIDEM and hosted by British comedian Brian Conley (The Brian Conley Show, Let Me Entertain You).

Scandinavia led the evening with Finland’s children’s program Staraoke winning the Interactive Program category and Sweden’s participation drama The Truth About Marika winning the Interactive TV Service category, while the Interactive Channel award went to the United Kingdom’s WeDigTV.  Complete information on the winners follows this release.

“This year’s winners are an illustration of how technology is enhancing viewer participation and bringing an added value to television content,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. ”We congratulate them on their achievements.”

The awards ceremony and dinner was attended by over 150 international executives from the television, broadband and mobile industries and sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of global broadcasters, with 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 Actor; Best Performance by an Actress; News; Children & Young People; Comedy; Current Affairs; Documentary; Drama Series; Interactive Channel; Interactive Program; Interactive TV Service; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela and TV Movie/Mini-Series.

The Academy is a unique, independent organization comprised of the world’s television and media leaders who come together to exchange ideas, discuss common issues and promote new strategies for the future development of quality global television programming. Each year, the Academy produces the International Emmy® World Television Festival and the International Emmy® Awards Gala in New York City. The Festival features programming from around the world, and presentations and panels from international producers and directors. The International Emmy® Awards Gala attracts over 1,000 international figures in broadcast, entertainment and media. More information can be found online at www.iemmys.tv.  

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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Media Contacts:
Eva Obadia, Director, Marketing & PR       
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
eva.obadia@iemmys.tv                
T: 212-489-6969
F: 212-489-6557
Cell: 917-754-0085

Jane Garton, Press Manager
Reed Midem
jane.garton@reedmidem.com

THE 2008 INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIVE EMMY® AWARDS WINNERS

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM

STARAOKE
Intervisio
Finland

Staraoke is an interactive crossmedia-concept, which combines a TV show for kids with a karaoke-type PC game and a web community. The Staraoke PC game is a singing game where the player controls the game character on the screen with the pitch of his/her voice. The software recognizes the pitch and gives points accordingly. Kids are instructed to download a demo of the Staraoke game from the show’s website, record their performance, and send the file to the show’s producers. Every third competitor of the Staraoke TV show is chosen from online submissions.

INTERACTIVE CHANNEL

WEDIGTV
The JD Project Limited
United Kingdom

WeDigTV is the world’s first TV2 network. TV2 is a platform which allows viewers to dictate the terms of their interactive video experience. By delivering seemingly linear broadcasts to the user that are in fact fully interactive, TV2 makes the format-type show compelling and relevant in an age of true video on-demand. In each show, the user is able to engage with the host and ultimately decide the fate of their experience within the show itself. WeDigTV brings the user as close as possible to being in the contestant’s chair without actually sitting there.

INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SERVICE

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

The Truth About Marika is a participation drama — a production created to enrich a drama series through the participation of viewers. The story takes place on television, national radio, the internet and mobile phone. Every week theories are discussed live in a show that has been enhanced with participatory content that exposes the truth about Marika in the end. Viewers are directly involved in the plot and its conclusion. Mobile phones become an important tool in the twilight zone between fiction and reality and bring the story out on the street into a fiction without limits.