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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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