Int'l Interactive Emmy Awards Winners Announced

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners for the first International Interactive Emmy Awards organized in partnership with Reed MIDEM, in Cannes, France. A Channel, Interactive Service and Program from the U.K., South Korea and France won the first ever International Interactive Emmy Award in their category. The inaugural Pioneer Prize was presented to Jonathan Miller, chairman/ceo of AOL for his innovative contributions to the field of interactive television.

"We are proud to be at the forefront of the television industry with these three new International Interactive Emmy Awards," said Bruce Paisner, president/ceo of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The sold-out black-tie ceremony was attended by more than 250 international key-players from the television, Internet and mobile industries including sponsors: AETN, AOL, Bold and Beautiful, Colorchips, Ericcson, Homechoice, Intel, KBS, Open TV and Sky.

Winners include:

Interactive ProgramCULT Streampower - PProd - France 5 France CULT is a daily interactive one-hour live TV show dedicated to urban culture.

Interactive Channel Scamp Video Networks LTD United Kingdom Creative Director: Marco Giusti Art Director: Emma Reynolds iTV Production Manager: Matt Brown Senior Designer: Paul Dixon Kids Product Producer: Sarah Hughes Scamp is the first and only dedicated interactive on-demand kids channel in the U.K.

Interactive Television Service Hello D CJ CableNet South Korea Gm: Ki-Jeong Kwon Manager-Services: Jun-Hwan Kim Hello D was the world's first digital cable broadcasting to succeed in the OCAP. Hello D, a simple and convenient form of interactive digital broadcasting, offers more than 100 different channels, 30 audio channels, 21 PPV channels and a VOD service.

The International Interactive Emmy Awards at MIP-TV is the first ever Emmy Awards ceremony held outside of the U.S.

The 34th International Emmy Awards Gala will be held in New York, Nov. 20, 2006.

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