World TV Awards 2019



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.


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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



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).

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