Winners of Digital Emmy Awards are announced at MIPTV in Cannes

Here at MIPTV in Cannes, the winners were unveiled monday night of the International Digital Emmy Awards, which recognize digital content in the TV, mobile and broadband industries.

New Zealand won its first International Emmy with Reservoir Hill taking the prize for Digital Program: Children & Young People.

The UK had two big wins with Digital Program: Fiction honours going to Primeval Evolved (an online extension of the TV show); and Digital Program: Non-Fiction recognizing open-source documentary Virtual Revolution.

The Pioneer Prize went to Heroes creator Tim Kring, who also created Heroes Evolutions.

The awards are the brainchild of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; Actor Jason Priestly hosted last night’s ceremony, which was attended by more than 200 industry executives.

“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. “We congratulate them on their achievements.”