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17 Sep 2018

THE 70TH EMMY AWARDS REACHES GLOBAL AUDIENCE WITH KEW MEDIA DISTRIBUTION

Leading global distributor Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, has signed a host of international deals for the 70th Emmy® Awards, it announced today ahead of the event’s live broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles from 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT this evening.

Airing on NBC in the US, the 70th Emmy Awards has established itself as a global favourite and regularly reaches 200 countries worldwide. For the 2018 edition, Kew Media Distribution has concluded a wide range of acquisitions – many of which are renewals – including pan territory deals with Fox (Asia), Turner International (Latin America), Electronic Media Network (Africa), and OSN (Middle East).

Star (India), RAAD Productions, LLC (China), Fox (Japan) and Mongol TV (Mongolia) will also showcase the event. Further deals include Telenet (Belgium), TV2 (Denmark), SerieClub (France), Turner (Germany), Fox International Channels (Greece), YES DBS (Israel), Rai (Italy), RTK (Kosovo), Fox (Netherlands), TV2 (Norway), SIC (Portugal), Amedia (Russia), Telefonica (Spain), Digiturk (Turkey), BSKYB (UK) and TV4 Play (Sweden).

Greg Phillips, President, Kew Media Distribution, commented, “We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with the Television Academy in the distribution of the 70th Emmy Awards. The evening delivers a thrilling celebration of the world’s greatest talents and we’re proud to act as international ambassadors for such a prestigious brand. This primetime special is thriving due to the changing landscape of our business - the ever-increasing globalisation of our industry both on- and off-screen.  The wealth of original content on SVOD platforms makes this showcase more relevant and appealing to broadcasters than ever before.”

Available from Kew Media Distribution as a three-hour event (plus half hour pre show), the 70th Emmy Awards will see accolades presented across 26 categories in recognition of excellence and outstanding contribution to television. One of the year’s most exciting and prestigious live television events, the Emmy Awards bestows the US television industry’s highest honours for national primetime and late-night programming, offering a star-studded evening of glamour that attracts millions of viewers worldwide. The 70th edition will be co-hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che and executive produced by Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon).

The 2018 event will see a line-up of internationally renowned talent presenting awards, with names announced so far including Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Douglas, Taraji P. Henson, Alec Baldwin, Constance Wu, Millie Bobby Brown, Tina Fey, Kit Harington, Tracy Morgan, Bob Odenkirk, Sandra Oh, Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Eric Bana, Samantha Bee, Connie Britton, RuPaul Charles, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Foy, Jimmy Kimmel, Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Andy Samberg, Matt Smith and Ben Stiller.

For more information, please visit emmys.com

 

For further information contact:

Debbie Lawrence

The Lippin Company

Email: dlawrence@lippingroup.com

Tel: +44 (0) 7771 850580

 

About Kew Media Distribution

Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, produces and acquires more than 1,000 hours of new multi-genre content every year and distributes a diverse catalogue of film, television and digital assets to broadcasters and viewing platforms across the world. Kew Media Distribution manages international rights to a library of over 10,000 hours of TV and digital content, including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.kewmedia.com