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

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 Tuesday 1st April 2014, which will be the final deadline.

For 2014, the two World TV Awards categories are:

  • Category Humanity for the Best TV Documentary on "Promoting Children's Rights"
  • Category Science/Environment for the Best TV Programme on "Building Resilience to Climate Change"

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 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 6-8 May 2014, a global gathering of broadcasters.

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

Please note that the lenght of the Science/Environment programmes has been changed (maximum 60 minutes instead of 30 minutes)

The World TV Awards are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio TV Malaysia (RTM) and The Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).

AIBD in collaboration with its global partners presents the World Television Awards 2014.

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.

For 2014, the two World TV Awards categories are:

  • Category Humanity for the Best TV Documentary on "Promoting Children's Rights"
  • Category Science/Environment for the Best TV Programme on "Building Resilience to Climate Change"

Winners will be presented with their Awards during the Asia Media Summit to be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 6-8 May 2014, a global gathering of broadcasters.

The deadline for programme submission is 15 March 2014.

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

The World TV Awards are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio TV Malaysia (RTM) and The Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).

Winners of the World Television Awards 2013 were officially announced at the Asia Media Summit in Manado, Indonesia on 29 May 2013.

Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, President of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) and General Manager, International Relations, HUM TV, Pakistan announced the winners before some 400 participants at the AMS 2013.

In the Humanity category for the Best TV Documentary "Dealing with Natural Disaster", the winner was "CATALYST: Taking Australia’s Temperature" directed by Jonica Newby and broadcast by ABC1 – Australia. Ms Jonica Newby was not able to attend AMS but a video speech was screened in front of the delegates. Mr. Salah Eddine Maaoui (Director General Arab States Broadcasting Union, ASBU) and Mr. Yang Binyuan (Director of AIBD) presented the trophy and certificate to Ms. Moneeza Hashmi who accepted them on behalf of ABC.

Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, Mr. Salah Eddine Maaoui and Mr. Yang Binyuan

Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, Mr. Salah Eddine Maaoui and Mr. Yang Binyuan

Runner-up was "One Man’s Desert: Direction of Hometown" directed by Fan Zhiyuan and broadcast by CCTV12 – China. Mr. Yang Fuqing from China Central Television (CCTV) was presented the certificate on behalf of the runner-up.

The Science/Environment winner, Mr. Clarence Dass was presented with a trophy and certificate by Dr. Young-woo Park (Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific) and Mr. Yang Binyuan for his movie "A Day at the Beach" broadcast by FBC TV – Fiji. The runner-up, Mr Rehan Ahmed, was presented with a certificate for his short-movie "Ozone – We are the Future" broadcast by HUM TV – Pakistan.

    

   Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, Mr. Clarence Dass, Dr. Young-woo Park and Mr. Yang Binyuan

The World TV Awards 2013 has been supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union, United Nations Environment Programme OzonAction, Radio TV Malaysia.