MIPTV 2009 – CANNES. Australia made history by winning its first International Digital Emmy in the Fiction category with Scorched, a futuristic interactive online drama set in a 2012 world ravaged by climate change.
The UK won the Non-Fiction and Children & Young People awards. Britain From Above, a joint television and online project using technology to present a unique bird’s eye view of the nation, won the prize for for Non-Fiction. Battlefront , a cross-platform project that follows 20 teenagers running campaigns to change the world, won for Children & Young People.
“This year’s winners have truly embraced the creative and technological opportunities that the digital space presents,” said Bruce L. Paisner, president & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in a statement. “We congratulate them on their cutting-edge achievements.”