THE 41st ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF SUBMISSIONS AND THE LAUNCH OF A NEW ONLINE PORTAL FOR BOTH ENTRANTS AND JUDGES

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New York – December 4, 2013 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced that entries for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards are now being accepted and that submissions are open in all 81 Daytime categories.  In addition, registration is open for all qualified judges to evaluate entries.

“With six Daytime Dramas in contention this year, we are thrilled to open the gates for what we expect to be a record year in all Daytime Emmy® Award genres,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS.  “In addition to adding three new Spanish-language categories, we are implementing a brand new entry/judging system that will allow entrants quick and easy submissions and judges the ability to evaluate nominees at work, at home and just about everywhere else!”

For the first time, the Daytime Emmy® Awards contest will be completely online.  Using the services of Yangaroo, Inc., an industry recognized awards-program provider to organizations such as the Grammys® and MTV Video Awards®, all entries will be uploaded right from the entrant’s desktop and all viewing and voting done online.  “The industry has been asking for the convenience of online participation for some time,” said David Michaels, Senior Executive Director, Daytime Emmy® Awards.  “With the addition of this new program and new categories, I believe we will have an overflow of entrants and judges eager to participate.”

The Daytime Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in Daytime programming broadcast between the hours of 2:00AM and 6:00PM, by conferring annual awards of merit in various categories. The presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence.  Eligible programs must have originally aired between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

In addition, NATS is offering two deadlines: the new “early deadline” provides entrants a lower fee if they submit by December 20, 2013.  The final deadline for all submissions is January 17, 2014.

Judges of entries to the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards must be qualified as a peer in their craft and active members in either NATAS or ATAS (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).  Complete rules can be found at http://emmyonline.tv/daytime where a link to the Yangaroo entry portal can be found.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional 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 1,300 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 for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

About YANGAROO:
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 powers many of North America’s major awards shows such as the Grammys® and the MTV Video Awards®.

YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas. 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 www.yangaroo.com.

For More Information, Paul Pillitteri, NATAS, ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv