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Streamy Awards Going International

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — YouTube-related news service Tubefilter is partnering with digital media company Culture Machine and dick clark productions for the first internationally localized version of the Streamy Awards, intended to recognize high quality online content creators from web services such as YouTube and Facebook.

The awards show will be produced for audiences in India and South Asian territories including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.

“Online video and digital entertainment is indeed a global phenomenon that has brought us closer than ever before, but the world still remains a mosaic of many diverse cultures and the creative communities that surround them,“ said Streamy Awards creator Drew Baldwin. “From the beginning, the Streamy Awards have always strived to showcase digital entertainment to broader audiences, and our partnership with Culture Machine marks an important first step in our mission to celebrate excellence in online video, no matter in what part of the world it is made.”

The first-ever live television broadcast of The 5th Annual Streamys Awards were hosted by online video personalities Grace Helbig and Tyler Oakley, and took place from the Hollywood Palladium on September 17, 2015. The show aired on VH1 and its digital platforms, and was simulcast in Canada on Much and Bell Media networks including CTV.

The show featured performances by Hailee Steinfeld, Sir Mix-A-Lot, with other musical performances by A Great Big World, Futuristic, Future, and OMI.

Other presenters and attendees including Paula Abdul (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance), Mel B. (America’s Got Talent), Natasha Bedingfield, superstar Ciara, Cameron Dallas, Philip DeFranco, Ricky Dillon, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries), Frankie Grande, GloZell Green, Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart, iJustine, NeNe Leakes (Fashion Police, The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Jenna Marbles, King Bach, Miranda Sings, Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Harley Morenstein, Ingrid Nilsen, Pauley Perrette (NCIS), IISuperwomanII, Jillian Rose Reed (Awkward), Smosh and James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek, Adi Shankar's Bootleg Universe). Baddie Winkle served as the Official Streamys Trophy Girl.- Staff Writers