Emmy Awards winners in the News & Documentary categories will be determined electronically, as part of a comprehensive secure online voting system developed by Yangaroo.
The Toronto-based company has inked a multi-year, multi-platform deal with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), so submitting, reviewing, and voting on nominees will all take place across Yangaroo’s secure digital media platform beginning this year; other Emmy Awards will follow in 2014.
The Award Show deal with NATAS will involve over 3,500 submissions in 149 various categories with over six thousand hours of video all reviewed and voted on by 1,750 judges.
The entries will be submitted, content under consideration will be reviewed, and ultimately, judges will cast their ballots electronically, all over a secure Web connection dubbed Yangaroo Awards.
It’s based on Yangaroo’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) platform, used by radio & TV broadcasters, digital content creators and media distributors, industry associations and more to move their content and related assets quickly and securely.
The platform has been in use since 2008, and the digital awards show voting process is now used at the Grammys, the MTV Video and Movie Awards, BET, JUNO and more.
Yangaroo has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas.