World Awards

THE WORLD TELEVISION AWARDS

With the aim of recognising the crucial role played by media in promoting the awareness of the audience on major issues such as cultural diversity, religious understanding, tolerance and peace, the World TV Award was initiated in 2004 under the Category Humanity.  "Religious Understanding" and "Conflict Resolution" were the initial topics.  In 2013, these were replaced by "Natural Disaster" and "Children's Rights". The major sponsor for this category is the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU).

In 2011, AIBD launched the World TV Award, Category Science & Environment in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The major sponsor for this category is the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The World TV Awards are open to broadcasters worldwide from public, private sector and freelance producers.

‘Pagbangon’ from Philippines and ‘Extreme Weather’ from Australia won the World Television Awards 2015 under Humanity and Science / Environment categories, respectively.

The Awards were announced during the Asia Media Summit held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  ‘Pagbangon’ broadcast by GMA Network, Inc, Philippines and directed by Ms. Angeli Guidaya-Atienza won the award for the best documentary under the Humanity category. This year’s topic for the category was “Dealing with Natural Disasters".

Mr Chang Jin, Director of AIBD, and Mr Abdelrahim Suleiman, Director General of Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), who jointly announced the winner, presented a trophy and certificate to Ms. Angeli Guidaya-Atienza.

 

Mr Chang Jin, Mr John Maguire, Ms Angeli Guidaya-Atienza and Mr Abdelrahim Suleiman
(From left to right)

To announce and present the best TV Programme under the Science / Environment category Mr. Chang Jin was joined by Mr. Damien Syed, First Secretary of the Embassy of France in Kuala Lumpur. “Extreme Weather”, directed by Ms. Anja Taylor and broadcast by ABC, Australia won the World Television Awards under the category Science/ Environment. This year’s topic under the category was "Building Resilience to Climate Change”.

Ms Lynley Marshall, Chief Executive Officer Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) International received the trophy and certificate on behalf of Ms. Anja Taylor.

    

Mr Damien Syed, Ms Lynley Marshall, Mr Chang Jin and Mr John Maguire
(From left to right)

As the Chairperson of the jury for the World Television Awards 2015, Mr John Maguire, Director of International Relations and Cooperation of France Médias Monde, explained the selection process.

For each category the winners will receive a cash prize of US$5,000.

The World TV Awards 2015 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).

AIBD is pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of the World Television Awards 2015:

CATEGORY HUMANITY for the Best TV Documentary on "Dealing with Natural Disaster"

  • Winner: "Pagbangon" directed by Angeli Guidaya-Atienza and broadcast by GMA Network, Inc – Philippines
  • Runner-up: "Survival of the Fittest" directed by M.D. Imam Hossain and broadcast by BTV – Bangladesh

CATEGORY SCIENCE / ENVIRONMENT for the Best TV Programme on "Supporting Climate Change Initiative"

  • Winner: "Extreme Weather" directed by Anja Taylor and broadcast by ABC – Australia
  • Runner-up: "Future Forward - Climate Change" directed by Jonathan David Peeris and broadcast by MediaCorp Pte Ltd – Singapore

The final jury session of the World TV Awards 2015 took place 23 and 24 April 2015 at the AIBD office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  

World TV Awards 2015, jury session

Mr John Maguire, Director of International Relations and Cooperation of France Médias Monde, France chaired the international jury.

The other members of the jury were:

  • Mr Abdull Hadi Mohd Yusoff, Manager of Magazine & Documentary Unit, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Malaysia
  • Dr Elnour Elkaris Ahmed Daffalla, Manager of Documentary Department, National Sudan TV Corporation, Sudan
  • Mr Kalle Furst, Consultant for NRK and Director of Furst & Father, Film and TV Ltd, Norway
  • Ms Shelley McMorrow, Executive Director, Osmosis Production, Malaysia
  • Ms Stéphanie Rabourdin Godbert, Regional Audiovisual Attachée, French Embassy of Singapore

The World TV Awards 2015 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).

Considering the importance of the topics and anticipating an overwhelming response from Television Programme Producers, the deadline for programme submission of the World TV Awards is now extended to Monday 20th April 2015, which will be the final deadline.

The two World TV Awards categories are:

  • Category Humanity for the Best TV Documentary on "Dealing with Natural Disaster"
  • Category Science/Environment for the Best TV Programme on "Supporting Climate Change Initiative"

The World TV Awards are open to all broadcasters in Asia, Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North & South America from public, private sector and freelance producers.

“The Prize” consists of US$ 5,000.00 cash, a trophy and a certificate presented by AIBD per Award category.

Winners will be presented with their Awards during the Asia Media Summit to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 26 to 28 May 2015, a global gathering of broadcasters.

Criteria & Entry forms are available under "Form & application"

The World TV Awards 2015 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).