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).

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.

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

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.

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

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).

The winners and runners-up of the World TV Awards 2016 were announced on the 25 May during the Asia Media Summit which took place in Incheon, Korea.

"Reel Time: The Price of Gold”, broadcast by GMA Network, Inc Philippines and directed by Mr Jayson Bernard Santos won the Award under Humanity Category for the Best TV Documentary on "Promoting Children's Rights".

Mr Chang Jin, Director of AIBD, and Mrs Moufida Limam, Chief ASBU Director General Office Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), who jointly announced the winner, presented a trophy and certificate to Mr Jayson Bernard Santos.

Mr John Maguire, Mr Chang Jin, Mr Jayson Bernard Santos and Mrs Moufida Limam
(From left to right)

For the announcement of the winner for the best TV Programme on "Encouraging Environmental Protection" under the category Science/Environment, Mr Chang Jin was joined by Mrs Dra. Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, President of AIBD General Conference & Director General of Information and Public Communication, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Indonesia.

Mr Chang Jin and Mrs Dra. Rosarita Niken Widiastuti presented the trophy and certificate to Ms Lara Ariffin, the producer of "Sumatra’s Last Tigers", directed by Harun Rahman and broadcast by Novista Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.

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


Mr John Maguire, Mr Chang Jin, Ms Lara Ariffin and Mrs Dra. Rosarita Niken Widiastuti
(From left to right)

As the Chairperson of the jury for the World Television Awards 2016, Mr John Maguire, Director of International Relations and Cooperation of France Médias Monde, explained the selection process of the Awards.

The runner-up for the category Humanity was “The Way Home”, directed by Phan Thanh Phuong and broadcast by Vietnam Television (VTV), Vietnam.

"Search for Water", directed by Narmandakh Nagnaidorj and broadcast by Mongolian National Broadcaster (MNB), Mongolia, was the runner-up for the category Science/Environment.

Earlier in the day, a showcasing of selected World TV Awards entries, including the winners and runners-up programmes, was screened in front of all the delegates of the summit. 

The World TV Awards 2016 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU), France Médias Monde, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)