SOURCE: HealthiNation


April 08, 2015 18:51 ET

HealthiNation Earns Daytime Emmy Nomination for "True Champions: Depression"

Nomination Endorses the Growing Popularity of Online Video as More and More TV Audiences Migrate to This Medium

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2015) - HealthiNation, a leading producer of premium original health and lifestyle video programming, is proud to announce its Daytime Emmy Nomination for the patient advocate series, "True Champions: Depression." Nominated in the Outstanding Special Class Short Format category, this innovative series is a documentary-style story of one woman's fight with depression that brings the intimacy of her personal struggle to light in a way only possible with video. "True Champions" is an ongoing series profiling people living with various challenging and debilitating health conditions.

This prestigious Emmy nomination underscores the growing influence of TV-quality online video as a leading channel for health related content consumption and endorses HealthiNation as a truly effective storyteller with high-quality production value. According to Nielsen, video viewers are growing online by 60% per month, and original content is bringing in more and more viewers to interactive screens, which offer higher engagement levels, cross-channel accessibility, and a highly intimate vehicle for engaging consumers and inspiring them to interact.

"True Champions: Depression" is an episodic series starring patient advocate Erin Schulthies, created to help people living with depression who are searching for answers to the disease online. This unscripted documentary focuses on Erin's day-to-day challenges and how she finds solace in raising awareness in the mental health community.

"Erin Schulthies' battle with depression is an inspiration for millions of people who are struggling with depression or are seeking help for loved ones," said Brendan Anderer, Chief Programming Officer at HealthiNation. "This intimate video portrait of her life provides more than just facts about the disease. Erin's touching real-life story documents how depression affects a real person in an engaging way that is only possible in video."

Health is an extremely personal and important subject and high-quality video content is able to address health concerns in new ways by providing compelling and trustworthy content online. The Emmy nomination of "True Champions" complements HealthiNation's URAC Accreditation and further cements HealthiNation as a leading producer of premium original health and lifestyle video programming.

"We are honored by this nomination from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences," said Patrick Vogt, CEO of HealthiNation. "This is further evidence of the fact that online video has emerged as the leading channel, now on par with quality television content. With its intimate nature and cross-channel accessibility, video gives content creators a powerful platform to tell stories that make an impact."

With more than 1 million video views per day, HealthiNation is a leading provider of engaging and informative health video content across all main categories of healthy living. From recipes & nutrition to fitness to living with a health condition, our award-winning producers and videographers create visually engaging video series that cover it all. Our world-class platform enables us to distribute our content to viewers across all screens and platforms, anywhere they want to see it.

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