CBC NEWS AND ITN DISPATCHES WIN INTERNATIONAL EMMYS® FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
New York, September 28, 2015 – The 2015 International Emmys for News was presented tonight to CBC News (Canada): The National – The Ebola Effect. The Emmy for current affairs was presented to Dispatches (United Kingdom): Children on the Frontline. The International Emmys were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the US News Emmys during a ceremony which took place at Lincoln Center, in New York City.
The National – The Ebola Effect produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,won the News category.This story covers the deadly Ebola virus which by the fall of 2014, had swept viciously through West Africa, generating a tide of fear around the globe. CBC’s crew specifically covered the story from the overwhelmed capital of Liberia.
Children on the Frontline produced by ITN won the Current Affairs category. This investigative report tells the story of five young children whose lives have been changed forever by the war in Syria.
“Reporting on war and disease is extremely challenging and risky. We congratulate the teams behind these 2 programs for their courage and for covering the hard facts while respectfully portraying the dramatic human stories unfolding in the midst of these crises.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The International Academy will announce the Nominees for its 6 kids categories on September 30, and the Nominees for 10 other program categories at Mipcom, in Cannes, France on October 5.
Winners for Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Comedy; Documentary; Drama Series; Non-English Language US Primetime Program; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela and TV Movie/Mini-Serieswill receive their awards at the 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City, on Monday, November 23.
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® Awardsat 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, Kids programming and Digital. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv
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