The ninth edition of the International Digital Emmy Awards at MIPTV took place on Monday, April 7, 2014 during the opening festivities.The ceremony was attended by over 300 international executives from the television, broadband, and mobile industries, organized in partnership with Reed Midem and sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada.
There were 12 nominees in 3 categories, Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction and Digital Program: Non-Fiction. The Nominations spanned ten countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Portugal, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.Winners came from Kenya (Children & Young People), Australia (Fiction) and the United Kingdom (Non-Fiction). The Pioneer Prize was presented to YouTube, with Alex Carloss, Head of Entertainment accepting.
Shujaaz FM Reloaded (Well Told Story) a multi-media communications platform that inspires young people to become entrepreneurs and raise awareness about challenges they encounter in their daily lives, won the Children & Young Peoplecategory for the second time. Shujaaz.FM, the first installment of the show, won in 2012.
7 DaysLater (Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) / Ludo Studio P/L) a digital crowd-sourced comedy series that challenges Australia’s most popular YouTube creators, won the Fiction category.
D-Day: As It Happens (Windfall Films and Digit London for Channel 4) a 24 hour event, in which viewers could follow the lives of seven real people in 1944, across TV, the web, and Twitter, in real time, won the Non-Fiction category.
All nominated programs were showcased at MIPCube, during a special session, sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada and designed to give MIPTV participants the opportunity to see excerpts of the programs and meet the nominees.