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YouTube to receive Pioneer Prize at Int’l Digital Emmy Awards

YouTube is to receive the Pioneer Prize at this year's International Digital Emmy Awards on the opening night of MIPTV in Cannes on April 7.
February 25, 2014

YouTube is to receive the Pioneer Prize at this year’s International Digital Emmy¬†Awards on the opening night of MIPTV in Cannes on April 7, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences¬†has announced.

YouTube head of entertainment Alex Carloss will accept the honor on behalf of the the video-sharing site, which is localized in 61 countries across 61 languages, and receives 80% of its traffic from outside the U.S.

This will be the ninth edition of the International Digital Emmys. There are 12 nominees in three categories (Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction, and Digital Program: Non-Fiction) from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Portugal, Singapore, the Netherlands and the UK.

The full list of digital non-fiction nominees follows below:

Rising Star
Tedy Productions for Keshet Broadcasting
Israel

Perfect Storms Interactive
Secret Location / Shaw Media / Entertainment One
Canada

D-Day As It Happens
Windfall Films and Digit London for Channel 4
United Kingdom

WomenTalk TV
WomentalkTV Pte / House of Ou Studios Pte.
Singapore

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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