NATAS EMMY® AWARDS EXTEND AWARDS MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP WITH YANGAROO
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Renews Agreement – Submitting, Reviewing, and Voting on Nominees on the YANGAROO Awards Management Platform to continue through 2023
TORONTO, CANADA – January 23, 2018 – YANGAROO Inc., (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF) the industry’s leading secure digital media management and distribution company, today announced a multi-year, multi-platform renewal to continue providing The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with a digital method for determining the winners of their three national programs: the News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, the Daytime Emmy® Awards and the Sports Emmy® Awards. Beginning in 2013, Emmy® Award entries have been submitted, content under consideration has been reviewed, and judges have cast their ballots electronically through the YANGAROO Awards management platform.
A web-based digital platform, YANGAROO Awards, is an end-to-end solution that instantly and securely connects artists, judges, event organizers, and auditors. It streamlines every element of awards show management, including nominations, committee review, voting, results tabulation, and auditing.
“Five years ago, we partnered with YANGAROO to streamline our awards process. The decision has turned out to be a resounding success as their online platform has helped us better manage all areas of our awards process while providing our entrants and members with an easy to use interface that has vastly improved the efficiency of submitting, reviewing, and casting ballots for our three national Emmy® Awards programs,” said Paul G. Pillitteri, Senior Vice President, PR & Communications, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We couldn’t be more pleased to be working with the YANGAROO team and their digital management platform for another five years.”
“NATAS took a major leap forward in 2013, transitioning their entire awards programs to our online solution in one fell swoop. The 5-year extension of our arrangement is a ringing endorsement of our digital awards management solution and support team,” said Gary Moss, President and CEO, YANGAROO Inc. “We look forward to continuing to be an integral partner with NATAS for years to come.”
The Emmy® Awards, and over 16 other major awards shows now rely on YANGAROO technology including The GRAMMYS, The Latin GRAMMYS, The Tony Awards, The Golden Globes, The Academy of Country Music Awards, The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), The BET Awards, The Junos, The Canadian Screen Awards, The BET Hip Hop Awards, and The Soul Train Awards.
About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS):
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 15,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence and the National Student Production Awards for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.emmyonline.tv.
YANGAROO is a company dedicated to digital media management. YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital cloud based solution focused on the music and advertising industries. The DMDS solution provides more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital management of broadcast quality media via the Internet. It replaces the physical, satellite and closed network distribution and management of audio and video content, for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, and other authorized recipients. The YANGAROO Awards platform is now the industry standard and powers most of North America’s major awards shows.
YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. YANGAROO trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under OTCBB: YOOIF. For further information, please contact Gary Moss at 416-534-0607 ext.111 or visit http://www.yangaroo.com.
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