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 is now extended to Monday 25th 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 2016.

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 2016, 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 "Encouraging Environmental Protection"

Winners will be presented with their Awards during the Asia Media Summit to be held in Incheon, Korea from 24 - 26 May 2016, a global gathering of broadcasters.

The deadline for programme submission is 1st April 2016.

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

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).

‘Pagbangon’ from Philippines and ‘Extreme Weather’ from Australia won the World Television Awards 2015 under Humanity and Science / Environment categories, respectively.

The Awards were announced during the Asia Media Summit held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  ‘Pagbangon’ broadcast by GMA Network, Inc, Philippines and directed by Ms. Angeli Guidaya-Atienza won the award for the best documentary under the Humanity category. This year’s topic for the category was “Dealing with Natural Disasters".

Mr Chang Jin, Director of AIBD, and Mr Abdelrahim Suleiman, Director General of Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), who jointly announced the winner, presented a trophy and certificate to Ms. Angeli Guidaya-Atienza.


Mr Chang Jin, Mr John Maguire, Ms Angeli Guidaya-Atienza and Mr Abdelrahim Suleiman
(From left to right)

To announce and present the best TV Programme under the Science / Environment category Mr. Chang Jin was joined by Mr. Damien Syed, First Secretary of the Embassy of France in Kuala Lumpur. “Extreme Weather”, directed by Ms. Anja Taylor and broadcast by ABC, Australia won the World Television Awards under the category Science/ Environment. This year’s topic under the category was "Building Resilience to Climate Change”.

Ms Lynley Marshall, Chief Executive Officer Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) International received the trophy and certificate on behalf of Ms. Anja Taylor.


Mr Damien Syed, Ms Lynley Marshall, Mr Chang Jin and Mr John Maguire
(From left to right)

As the Chairperson of the jury for the World Television Awards 2015, Mr John Maguire, Director of International Relations and Cooperation of France Médias Monde, explained the selection process.

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

The World TV Awards 2015 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).