Business Wire

Joan Ganz Cooney to receive IBC2018 International Honour for Excellence

Del

On the eve of Sesame Street’s 50 th anniversary, driving force behind the ground-breaking series and Sesame Workshop acclaimed for her life’s work in changing children’s lives through media

The IBC2018 International Honour for Excellence, IBC’s highest award, this year goes to Joan Ganz Cooney. Mrs. Cooney co-founded Children’s Television Workshop, now Sesame Workshop, in 1968. The show Sesame Street first appeared on TV in the United States in November 1969. Mrs. Cooney remains a board member and the Chairman of the Executive Committee today.

Mrs. Cooney had a revelation when she recognised that children all over America were singing the words from beer commercials: she realised that television was reaching children, and wondered if it was possible to use that powerful media platform to teach. The result was Sesame Street, a unique blend of puppets, children, a culturally-diverse cast, and a remarkable range of guests, bound together by music that underpinned the educational elements.

Today, Sesame Street is seen in 150 countries worldwide, and localised versions have been made in more than 20 countries, including Mexico (46 years), Germany (45 years), and the Netherlands (42 years). In Bangladesh, four-year-old viewers of Sisimpur have literacy rates 67% higher than non-viewers. In South Africa, viewers of Takalani Sesame are four times more likely to have an awareness of HIV/AIDS issues than their peers. Alam Simsim gives Egyptian four-year-olds the same maths and literacy levels as non-viewer five-year-olds. American children who frequently watched Sesame Street as pre-schoolers achieve high school grade point averages that are almost 16% higher than those who did not watch the show.

“We are grateful to IBC for recognising the ways that, for almost 50 years, we have used the combined power of media and the Muppets of Sesame Street not simply to advance the world of educational media, but to touch countless children’s lives,” Mrs. Cooney said. “We are proud and humbled to receive the International Honour for Excellence, and on behalf of everyone at Sesame Workshop, past and present, I thank you.”

Michael Crimp, IBC CEO, added, “Through television, and now through new media, Sesame Street is a genuinely positive, transformative influence in children’s lives. It has transformed television and had a huge impact on our industry. I am proud that we will be able to present the IBC International Honour for Excellence to its Co-Founder, Joan Ganz Cooney, who is incidentally the first woman to receive the award.”

The award will be presented as part of the IBC Awards Ceremony on Sunday 16 September at 18:30. Accepting the award will be President of Media & Education and COO of Sesame Workshop, Steve Youngwood. He will be accompanied on stage by a very special guest from Sesame Street.

The IBC Awards Ceremony is free to all IBC visitors.

## ENDS ##

Notes to Editors:

For more information about IBC2018 visit: show.ibc.org

About IBC

IBC is the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show, attracting 57,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries and combining a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that showcases 1,700+ leading industry suppliers of state-of-the-art technology. In addition to the world-class exhibition and conference, IBC also encompasses the IBC Daily, IBCTV and IBC365.

IBC365 provides year-round insight and opinion into the hot topics and key trends from leading industry journalists, along with insightful whitepapers, peer reviewed technical papers, highly engaging webinars and an expansive video library.

IBC2018 Dates

Conference: 13 - 17 September 2018

Exhibition: 14 - 18 September 2018

For more information about IBC2018 visit: show.ibc.org

Contact information

IBC
Louise Wells, Bubble Agency
E: louisew@bubbleagency.com
T: +44 7718 985 252

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) Delivers Full Suite of Certification Exams in Over 5,000 Locations Through Expanded Testing Agreement with Pearson VUE23.4.2019 14:00:00 CESTPressemelding

Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI), the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession, and Pearson VUE, a global leader in the computer-based testing industry, have announced an expanded, multi-year agreement that will offer more testing options for candidates looking to earn PMI certifications at all stages of their career. The new agreement will offer candidates access to even more PMI certification tests as well as more flexibility in their testing location options, thanks to Pearson VUE’s global network of testing centers and online proctoring solutions. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190423005149/en/ Beginning July 1, 2019, seven additional PMI programs, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® – renowned as the global gold standard for project management professionals – will become available to professionals around the globe through Pe

Andersen Global Marks Growth to 50 Countries with Collaborating Firm in Zambia23.4.2019 13:30:00 CESTPressemelding

Andersen Global announced it achieved a new milestone today in its continuing growth with the addition of Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde Legal Practitioners (MMKLP). MMKLP, a law firm in Zambia, has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Andersen Global. The international association now has presence in 50 countries through its member and collaborating firms. Led by five partners, MMK has been advising clients in corporate mergers and acquisitions, tax, litigation, and labor and industrial resolutions since 1999. The firm is now one of the largest law firms in Zambia in its twentieth year. The collaborating firm will be the eleventh location in Africa for Andersen Global. “We’ve had the opportunity to advise on some of the highest profile financial events for Zambia in modern history,” said Micheal Mundashi, MMKLP Managing Partner. “One of the things that keeps us moving forward is the desire to provide even more for our local and international clients. Collaborating with Andersen Global will

Aventri Introduces Uber Vouchers to Deliver New Transportation Options23.4.2019 13:00:00 CESTPressemelding

Event management software (EMS) leader Aventri today announces a new partnership with Uber for Business. Aventri is the first EMS provider to launch a partnership with Uber for Business to offer customers the opportunity to utilize Uber Vouchers. Uber Vouchers’ web-based tool allows event organizers to provide VIP treatment to attendees with stress-free, reliable transportation to and from events. “We’re always looking for new partners to help our customers streamline events and add value,” said Brad Langley, vice president of channel and partner management for Aventri. “Uber for Business fits the bill. Using Uber Vouchers, organizers spend less time arranging logistics for moving groups, and their guests can come and go at a time that’s convenient for them.” Using Uber Vouchers, organizers can enhance the journey for themselves and their guests. Some benefits include: Customized Control: Organizers can easily create and manage campaigns online by setting parameters for pickup, drop-of

ECBC Debuts in Japan: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Joins the Council23.4.2019 12:50:00 CESTPressemelding

The European Covered Bond Council (ECBC) is pleased to announce that Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, has become the latest member to join the Council, and the first Japanese member. Accordingly, the ECBC now represents 121 members from across more than 30 active covered bond jurisdictions around the world. This significant milestone is the culmination of intensive and constructive dialogue promoted by the ECBC in recent years in relation to covered bonds across the globe. The ECBC has long recognised the potential of this asset class in the Asian market and today’s announcement underlines the significance of a first active issuer in Japan, which paves the way to further development of the covered bond market in Japan and other Asian countries, following the example of South Korea and Singapore. Commenting on Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s admission as a member, Luca Bertalot, EMF-ECBC Secretary General said: “We are delighted to welcome Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation a

Brightline Initiative and Duke Corporate Education Collaborate to Advance People-centric Strategy Execution23.4.2019 12:00:00 CESTPressemelding

The Brightline™ Initiative announced a new research collaboration with Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE), part of Duke University and a premier global provider of leadership development. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190423005087/en/ The two partners will explore key principles, guidelines, and practices required to leverage the organization’s most importance source of competitive advantage – its people – to close the costly and wasteful gap between strategy design and delivery. Prof. Tony O’Driscoll of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Research Fellow with Duke CE will lead this research effort with the Brightline team. “I am very thankful to Brightline for providing us the opportunity to dedicate focused time and attention to understand what organizations must do more, better and differently to bridge the growing gulf between strategy design and delivery,” Prof. O’Driscoll explains. “As the w

Solidia Technologies Surpasses Four Million Kilograms of Carbon Impact in Cement and Concrete23.4.2019 12:00:00 CESTPressemelding

The carbon impact of Solidia Technologies® cement and concrete has surpassed four million kilograms (8.8 million lbs) through the combination of emissions reduction and carbon capture achieved during production. Solidia’s technology allows for a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions (245 kg) in the production of cement. Coupled with the capture of an additional 240 kg of CO2 during the CO2-curing process in concrete, equal to 24% of the cement mass, Solidia’s systems can reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete by up to 70%. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190423005253/en/ Solidia Concrete™ CO2-cured pavers (Photo: Business Wire) “We’re proud to celebrate Earth Day with a measurable and proven impact on the environment, while offering meaningful value to industry and with the potential to do so much more,” said Solidia President and CEO Tom Schuler. “Our technology impacts both ends of the