The BBC's The Virtual Revolution, co-produced with The Open University, was awarded the Digital Emmy Award for Digital Program - Non-Fiction. It was awarded to the team behind The Virtual Revolution’s ground-breaking multiplatform production process.
The collaboration between BBC production and OU's academic teams from MCT and OUBS in creating the subsequent broadcast programmes has been a great success.<br/><br /><br/><br />The BBC"The Virtual Revolution", co-produced with The Open University, last night won the Digital Emmy Award for Digital Program - Non-Fiction. It was awarded to the team behind The Virtual Revolution's ground-breaking multiplatform production process.<br/><br /><br/><br />The Virtual Revolution was an ambitious project that explored the profound impact of the world wide web on almost every facet of our lives. It launched last July with a call to the web community to join in an open debate with the production team, helping to shape the production of a four-part BBC Two series that was broadcast earlier this year.<br/><br /><br/><br />In a BBC first, the team made rushes available online for users to download and edit themselves, months before the series was broadcast. They also shared some of their key arguments at<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution">www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution</a>, inviting comment, input and story leads from the web community.<br/><br /><br/><br />Richard Williams, Head of Multiplatform Production at the BBC said:"The Virtual Revolution team pulled out all the stops in trying new ways to meaningfully engage the audience in the traditional documentary form. It's great to see those efforts and achievements being recognised like this."<br/><br /><br/><br />Anne Stevens, Broadcast and Learning Executive, The Open University said:"It is fantastic to receive such recognition. The Virtual Revolution represents another landmark in public broadcasting and public education. It is a celebration of the close collaboration between the range of Open University academics and the production team."<br/><br/><br />