Digital Emmy Awards Shout-out the Best in Cross-Media

Digital Emmy Awards Shout-out the Best in Cross-Media

Cannes, France – Celebrating outstanding cross-platform media, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the winners of its Digital Emmy Awards at a ceremony held at MIPTV.

Virtual Revolution, an open source documentary inviting users to collaborate in the making of a series about how the Internet has transformed society, won for Non-Fiction. New Zealand made history by winning its first International Emmy. It took the Digital Program: Children & Young People category with Reservoir Hill, an interactive web series that follows 16-year-old Beth Connolly as she is forced to solve a mystery when she moves to a creepy suburb. Primeval Evolved, an online project that extends the stories, world and characters of the television show Primeval, won for Fiction.

The Pioneer Prize was presented to Heroes Creator and Executive Producer Tim Kring, for his innovative contributions to the field of digital entertainment with Heroes Evolutions.

“This year’s winners have masterfully demonstrated how to enhance the viewers’ multiplatform experience,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The awards ceremony was attended by over 200 international executives from the television, broadband and mobile industries and sponsored by Nokia and Ooyala.

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FanTrust President Catherine Warren, who judged the Emmy category for non-fiction, celebrates the winning 2010 cross-platform program “Virtual Revolution” with BBC executive Nick Cohen, who accepted the top award.