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:
Tedy Productions for Keshet Broadcasting
Perfect Storms Interactive
Secret Location / Shaw Media / Entertainment One
D-Day As It Happens
Windfall Films and Digit London for Channel 4
WomentalkTV Pte / House of Ou Studios Pte.