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 finalist for World TV Awards 2019 has been selected. The entries come from 15 countries and winner from each category will receive a cash prize of USD 5000, a trophy and a certificate. The winners will be announced at the 2019 Asia Media Summit Awards ceremony in Siem Reap, Cambodia on Thursday 13th June.
Sponsors and Partners
The Best TV Documentary on
Technology and Humanity – The Impact
Founder’s Valley: India – Breaking Silence, Ending Violence, Deutsche Welle, Germany
Conversing with Machine, KBS 1, Korea
Becoming Human: Coding Morality, MediaCorp Pte Ltd. Channel News Asia, Singapore
Astropreneurs: To the Stars & Beyond, MediaCorp Pte Ltd. Channel News Asia, Singapore
Open Prospect with the 4th Industrial Revolution, VTV, Vietnam
CATEGORY SCIENCE / ENVIRONMENT
The Best TV Programme on
Taming the Sea of Plastic
Consuming Contaminants?, RTHK 31, Hong Kong
Plastic Earth, KBS 1, Korea
Save the Beach, Public Service Media, Maldives
Tears of the Ocean, SLRC, Sri Lanka
Trash Hero Thailand, Tlejourn, Thai PBS, Thailand
The jurors are gathered in Kuala Lumpur for the 2-day judging session of the World TV Awards 2019. As last year, this year’s judging panel comprise industry experts, media professionals and senior TV producers.
Among the countries that entered the competition are; Bangladesh, Brunei, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Korea, Maldives, Mauritius, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
There are two categories for the World TV Awards:
CATEGORY HUMANITY: The Best TV Documentary on Technology and Humanity – The Impact
CATEGORY SCIENCE / ENVIRONMENT: The Best TV Programme on Taming the Sea of Plastic
The winners and runners-up will be announced during the closing ceremony of Asia Media Summit 2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 13th June 2019.
AIBD in collaboration with its global partners presents the World Television Awards 2019.
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 Winner Prize” consists of US$ 5,000.00 cash, a trophy and a certificate presented by AIBD per Award category.
For 2019, the two World TV Awards categories are:
- Category Humanity for the Best TV Documentary on "Technology and Humanity - The Impact"
- Category Science/Environment for the Best TV Programme on "Taming the Sea of Plastic"
Winners will be presented with their Awards during the Asia Media Summit to be held in Seam Reap, Cambodia from 11 to 14 June 2019, a global gathering of broadcasters.
The "extended" deadline for programme submission is 26th April 2019.
Criteria & Entry forms are available below:
Category 1 : Humanity
Category 2: Science
The World TV Awards 2019 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), France Médias Monde, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD).