Biz Kid$, a credit union-funded public television series, has received three Daytime Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Science.
The series was nominated in the following categories: Outstanding Achievement in a Single Camera Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing. Awards will be given on June 14,2013 in Los Angeles, Calif.
“These nominations are a testament to the quality of the show” said Danielle Brown, Biz Kid$ program coordinator for the National Credit Union Foundation. “As a financial literacy resource, Biz Kid$ continues to teach millions of young people how to make and manage their money—something that is needed now more than ever.”
Biz Kid$, which won the prestigious Wegner Award in 2010, educates children 6 to 12 about financial literacy, fiscal and social responsibility, work readiness, and entrepreneurship in a fun and memorable way using entertaining skits, informational segments, and real-world profiles.
Biz Kid$ has now received 13 Emmy nominations in the past five years, winning once in 2009. The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize excellence in American daytime television programming. Emmys are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage).
Biz Kid$ premiered in January 2008 and now has been broadcast to more than 271 million people, in more than 98% of the country, the NCUF said.
Of all public television children's programs currently on the air, Biz Kid$ has the largest national market penetration in the United States, airing on more than 338 stations. When compared to children’s programs of a similar target demographic, Biz Kid$ has more viewers, a larger number of broadcasts, and a higher metered market count, the NCUF said.