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 final jury session of the World TV Awards 2017 took place on 4 and at the AIBD office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first day was dedicated to the Humanity Award selection, following the next day by the Science/Environment category.
Mr John Maguire, Director of International Relations and Cooperation of France Médias Monde (FMM), France chaired the international jury.
The other members of the jury were:
- Dr Hyunsook Chung, Senior Executive Producer, Korea Educational Broadcasting System (EBS)
- Mr Alex Reza Shariman Othman, Director, Corporate Communication Department, Radio Television, Malaysia.
- Mr Majed M Alghamdi, General Manager, Planning and Administrative Development, Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) Saudi Arabia
Ms Geraldine Mouche, Mr John Maguire, Mr Chang Jin, Mr Majed M Alghamdi,
Dr Hyunsook Chung, Mr Alex Reza Shariman Othman (from left to right)
The presentation of the World TV Awards will be held during the Asia Media Summit in Qingdao, China from 6-8 June 2017, a global gathering of broadcasters. The names of the winners and the runners-up will be officially announced on the 7 June 2017.
The World TV Awards 2017 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU), France Médias Monde, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD).
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 2017 is now extended to Friday 28th April 2016, which will be the final deadline.
AIBD in collaboration with its global partners presents the World Television Awards 2017.
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 2017, the two World TV Awards categories are:
- Category Humanity for the Best TV Documentary on "Combating Poverty"
- Category Science/Environment for the Best TV Programme on "Sustainable Energy for All"
Winners will be presented with their Awards during the Asia Media Summit to be held in Qingdao, China from 6 - 8 June 2017, a global gathering of broadcasters.
The deadline for programme submission is 17th April 2017.
The World TV Awards 2017 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU), France Médias Monde, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD).