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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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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