YANGAROO Inc., the industry's leading secure digital media management company, today announced a multi-year, multi-platform deal to provide The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with a digital method for determining Emmy winners beginning with News & Documentary Awards on October 1st of this year followed by others in 2014. Through the company's YANGAROO Awards digital platform, entries will be submitted, content under consideration will be reviewed, and ultimately, judges will electronically cast their ballots.
A web-based digital solution, YANGAROO Awards, which is powered by YANGAROO's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) platform, is an end-to-end solution that instantly and securely connects artists, judges, event organizers, and auditors. It streamlines every element of award show management, including nominations, committee review, voting, results tabulation, and auditing.
Marking YANGAROO's most comprehensive partnership to date, the relationship with NATAS will collectively 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.
"Advances in secure digital media management have opened incredible new opportunities for us to streamline our awards process. With YANGAROO, we have found a partner who can truly deliver the type of full-service solution that will help us as a company better manage all areas of our awards show voting process, while delivering to our members a very easy to use platform and interface to maximize the benefits of reviewing submissions and casting their votes. Their proven success in the awards show arena, coupled with their foundation in digital media management, makes them the perfect company to help shape a new digital era for The Emmy Awards," said, Malachy Wienges, Chairman of NATAS.
Since launching in 2008, YANGAROO Awards has quickly emerged as the industry standard for digitizing the awards show voting process. It is currently being employed by The GRAMMYAwards, The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), The MTV Movie Awards, BET Awards, The Academy of Country Music Awards, and The JUNO Awards, among many others.
"YANGAROO is honored that NATAS has recognized our experience and entrusted us building a custom digital awards solution for these prestigious Emmy Awards," said Cliff Hunt, Vice Chairman and COO, YANGAROO Inc. "Work has already begun, and we look forward to kicking off our relationship with the News and Documentary Emmy Awards in October."