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International Digital Emmy Awards call for entries

Press releases 2008-11-06

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EMMY® AWARDS AT MIPTV 2009

Deadline for Entries is January 12, 2009

Paris/New-York, 6 November 2008: Reed MIDEM and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (I.A.T.A.S.), today announce the launch of the fourth International Digital Emmy® Awards (I.D.E.A.), to take place at MIPTV (30 March - 3 April, 2009 Cannes, France). The call for entries runs until January 12, 2009.

The International Digital Emmy® Awards are recognizing excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform (i.e. interactive TV, mobile, internet, etc.) originating outside of the United States.

The International Digital Emmy® Awards 2009 will include three award categories:

  • Digital Program - Fiction
  • Digital Program - Non-Fiction
  • Digital Program - Children & Young People

Eligible submissions must have been created and initially distributed outside of the United States. The deadline for entries is January 12, 2009. Winners will be announced at a ceremony during MIPTV 2009 in Cannes, France.

The entry forms for the 2009 International Digital Emmy Awards are now online. The forms, along with the rules and regulations can be found by visiting http://www.iemmys.tv/awards_entry.aspx.

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Note to the editors:

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES

Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of global broadcasters, with over 500 members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States, and it presents the International Emmy Award to programs in fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Children & Young People; Comedy; Current Affairs; Digital Program-Fiction; Digital Program-Non-Fiction; Digital Program-Children & Young People; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series.

The Academy is a unique, independent organization including the world's top television and media leaders who come together to exchange ideas, discuss common issues and promote new strategies for the future development of quality global television programming. Each year, the Academy produces the International Emmy® World Television Festival and the International Emmy® Awards Gala in New York City. The Festival screens quality programming from around the world, featuring leading international producers and directors who speak about their work. The International Emmy® Awards Gala attracts over 1,000 international figures in broadcast, entertainment and media.

More information can be found online at www.iemmys.tv.

ABOUT REED MIDEM

Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM HORIZONS and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors.

Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organiser Reed organises a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 47 industry sectors. In 2007 Reed brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 39 fully staffed offices.

For further information about Reed MIDEM visit www.reedmidem.com

MEDIA CONTACTS

THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES
Eva OBADIA
Tel: (1)-212-489-6969
Mobile: (1) 917 754 0085
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REED MIDEM
Jane GARTON - Philippe LE GALL - Jean-François DANIS
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