Cyber Group Studios hosted the 2023 online edition of International Emmy Awards Semi-Final Round of Judging

26 June 2023

Paris, France – On Monday, June 26, 2023, Cyber Group Studios, a leading producer and distributor of animated series for children and families worldwide, successfully hosted the 2023 International Emmy® Kids Awards Semi-Final Round of Judging in the Animation category. Under the supervision of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Judging representative, Ellen Xing, the online judging session was hosted by Dominique Bourse, Chairman & CEO of Cyber Group Studios. Building on the success of last year’s online judging event, this year’s  Semi-Final Round of Judging brought together key industry executives from major television broadcasters and platforms around the world.

The Semi-Final Round of Judging is a significant milestone in recognizing outstanding achievements in children’s television programming. Esteemed jurors had the opportunity to screen and rank exceptional animated programs, contributing to the selection of International Emmy® Awards Nominees in the Animation category. The winners will be announced at the 51st International Emmy® Awards ceremony on November 20, 2023 in New York City.

As a Director of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Dominique Bourse brought his extensive expertise and passion for children’s entertainment to this event.

Reflecting on the importance of this occasion, Dominique Bourse said, “It was a great honor to host the International Emmy® Semi-Final for the first time and have the opportunity to bring together many esteemed colleagues, friends, and partners from around the world. The International Emmy® Semi-Final Judging celebrates the exceptional talent and creativity in children’s television programming, and I am thrilled to witness the growth and innovation in our industry. With new creative talent and projects emerging, we are committed to working with our colleagues and partners to bring  to children and families worldwide captivating storytelling and engaging animation.”

Nathaniel Brendel, Sr. Dr. Judging, added, “We thank Dominique Bourse and the Cyber Group Studios team for hosting once again, a wonderful Semi-Final Judging event “



Jo ALLEN _ BBC (United Kingdom)

Andrea BASILIO _ RTP (Portugal)

Dominique BOURSE_ Cyber Group Studios (France)

Vanessa  BROOKMAN _ Warner Bros. Discovery (United Kingdom)

Nathalie CHAMBERLAND _ Radio-Canada (Canada)

Paola CHINCOLI  _ Warner Bros. Discovery (Italy)

Claudia DALLEY _ POP, Tiny POP (United Kingdom)

Sebastian DEBERTIN – KIKA (Germany)

Julien FIGUE _ GROUPE M6 (France)

Luiz Filipe FIGUEIRA _ Gloob & Gloobinho (Brazil)

Claire HEINRICH _ France Télévisions (France)

Telidja KLAI _ VRT (Belgium)

Saskia KRIJNEN_ RTS (Switzerland)

Yann LABASQUE _TF1 (France)

Annalisa LIBERI_ RAI (Italy)

Karen K. MILLER _ Cyber ​​Group Studios (USA)

Nermine MOHAMED _ Abu Dhabi Media (United Arab Emirates)


Darren  NARTEY_ITV (United Kingdom)

Helena NYLANDER _ SVT  (Sweden)

Michele PARIS _ Knowledge Network Corporation (Canada)

Cecilia PERSSON  _ BBC Studios (United Kingdom)

Adina PITT _  Warner Bros. Discovery (USA)


Orion ROSS _ The Walt Disney Company (United Kingdom)

Nancy ROY _ Télé-Quebec (Canada)

Amy TAKAHARA _ Netflix  (USA)

About the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership-based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Sports Documentary, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming. For more information, go to




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