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Winners announced for Intl Emmy Kids Awards

MUMBAI: The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the third International Emmy Kids Awards.

The winning programmes came from Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands and the UK. They are: ‘Polseres Vermelles’ (The Red Band Society) (Kids:Series); ‘Wild Kids’ (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); ‘Mike The Knight’ (Kids: Pre-School); ‘Con Que Suenas?’ (What’s Your Dream? Season 2), (Kids: Factual); ‘Jungle Bunch to the Rescue’ (Kids: Animation) and ‘Alles Mag’ (Anything Goes), (Kids: TV-Movie/Mini-Series).

International Academy president Bruce L. Paisner said, “There is great responsibility associated with creating content for children, and tonight’s winning programs demonstrate the high standard of quality the world has every right to expect”.

Over 250 international industry executives attended the event, held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, in New York City.

The International Emmy Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, Hasbro Studios, SVT/DRTV, TV Kids, WDR mediagroup, Junior@MipTV and Ernst & Young.

‘Polseres Vermelles’ is a story of friendship, overcoming obstacles and the will to live.

In ‘Wild Kids’ 10 Swedish children travel to the deep forests of Dalecarlia to compete in ‘Wild Kids.’ They are divided into two teams, The Bears and The Lions, and from now on, it’s a fierce battle to win the competition. At stake is a trip to Africa where a treasure awaits.

‘Mike The Knight’ is about Mike and his sister Evie, growing up in the Kingdom of Glendragon. They encounter trolls and Vikings, use trebuchets and enchantments and discover new characters and fresh locations – creating even more challenges for them to overcome

‘What’s Your Dream?’ is a documentary series which shows the contrasts and diversity of Chile through the lives of 7 to 13 year-old children from diverse locations in the country.