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India takes home the most at PROMAX & BDA Asia 2001 Awards

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India has done itself proud at the recently concluded PROMAX&BDA Asia 2001 by bagging the largest number of Awards (Gold and Silver). Indian operators Channel [V] Star India and B4U Music won a total of 12 Gold and eight Silver awards, including all three Special Awards and marked India as the rising star of Asia in design and promo production.



Best of Show went to B4U Music. The Quantel Artist of the Year Award went to Sumanto Roy of New Delhi Television while the Rocket Award for Rising Talent was given to Rajesh Krishnan of B4U Music. Hong Kong companies also came in strong with eight Gold and six Silver Awards.

Nearly 9,000 entries from across the globe vied for top promotion, marketing and design glories from more than 100 judges at the annual awards. The majority of the award-winning works were from Channel [V].

THE QUANTEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sumanto Roy, New Delhi Television, Sports Tonight

THE ROCKET AWARD FOR RISING TALENT (Sponsored by ShimFilms)

Rajesh Krishnan, India

BEST OF SHOW

B4U Music, Making Movies

PROMO CHALLENGE, ASIA

Singapore CableVision (SCV), Singapore

1. BEST In-House STATION IMAGE PROMO

GOLD: Channel [V] Star India, Bholu De

SILVER: B4U Music, Now in Europe

2. BEST Out-Of-House STATION IMAGE PROMO

GOLD: TCM & Cartoon Network (Asia Pacific), TCM Storyboard

SILVER: Channel [V] Star India, Simpu - Kids Menu

3. BEST CAMPAIGN - SATELLITE OR CABLE

GOLD: Yes Data, Sports Everywhere CCTV5

SILVER: Yes Data,Total Soccer CCTV5

4. BEST CAMPAIGN -TERRESTRIAL

GOLD: VELVET, Nine Networks - relaunch 2000

SILVER: SPH Mediaworks, Channel U Love from A Lie Campaign

5. BEST MOVIE PROMO

GOLD: HBO ASIA, Cinemax Oct/Dec Coming Attractions

SILVER: HBO ASIA, Girl Interrupted

6. BEST DRAMA PROMO

GOLD: MediaCorp TV Singapore, Spin MTV

SILVER: MediaCorp TV Singapore, My Fair Princess II - Old Movies

7. BEST SPORTS PROMO

GOLD: Singapore Cable Vision, ISA 2001/2002 Inter Milan Interstitial SILVER: BBC, Wimbledon 2001

SILVER: Sky Network Television New Zealand, Kangaroos Tour of Great Britain

8. BEST CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME PROMO

GOLD: The Disney Channel, Wishbone - Fashion

SILVER: The Disney Channel Who Let the Dogs Out

9. BEST MUSIC PROGRAMME PROMO

GOLD: Channel [V] Star India, Late night [V] Promo

SILVER: Channel [V] Music Networks , Mobile Demand

10. BEST COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT PROMO

GOLD: Super TV (Taiwan) - Columbia Tristar International Television, Let's Play Politics (Wordplay)

SILVER: Super TV (Taiwan) - Columbia Tristar International Television, Let's Play Politics (Moses and Joshua)

11. BEST INFOTAINMENT/LIFESTYLE PROMO

GOLD: STAR (India), Kaun Banega Crorepati - Stranger

SILVER: STAR (India), Kaun Banega Crorepati - Wedding

12. BEST SCIENCE/NATURE/HISTORY PROMO

GOLD: Discovery Asia, Wild Discovery: Venom Promo

SILVER: Discovery Asia, Colour of War Promo

SILVER: STAR Group, On The Edge

13. BEST NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS PROMO

GOLD: STAR Group, Asian Journal - "The News Through Train"

SILVER: BBC, Hardtalk

SILVER: BBC, Paradoxes

14. BEST SCRIPT

GOLD: HBO ASIA, Mysterious Men & Women

SILVER: HBO ASIA, Cinemax 5th Anniversary Spot: Joan Of Arc

15. BEST EDITING IN A PROMO

GOLD: BBC, Newsgathering

SILVER: Channel [V] Music Networks, Tool Over the Edge Special

16. BEST AUDIO

GOLD: STAR Group, Friends (Theme Song)

SILVER: B4U Music, Sound Engineering

17. BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

GOLD: B4U Music, Sound Of Music

SILVER: B4U Music, Bajao

18. BEST SALES & MARKETING PRESENTATION

GOLD: MTV Asia, MTV Music Awards Asia Presentation

SILVER: Discovery Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Day - Staff Spot

19. BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

GOLD: TVMobile, FM89.3 Announcement

SILVER: Discovery Asia, Life On Animal Planet - JoJo, the Guide Dog 20.

20. BEST SPECIAL EVENT PROMO

GOLD: MTV Asia, MTV Hugo Boss Party Zone Contest Spot

SILVER: MTV Asia MTV Asia Awards Contest Teaser/Contest Campaign 21.

21. BEST HOLIDAY/SEASONAL PROMO

GOLD: MTV Asia LDC, Mother's Day Spot

GOLD: Television Broadcasts, Valentine's Day Image

SILVER: Discovery Asia, Music of Life - Taiwan Exorcism

22. BEST MULTI-MEDIA CAMPAIGN

GOLD: Infinite Frameworks, Discovery Channel Online - Branch, Termites, Oysters

SILVER: Channel [V] Star India, VJ IDs

23. BEST LAUNCH CAMPAIGN

GOLD: B4U Music, Making Movies

SILVER: The Disney Channel, Lloyd in Space Campaign

24. FUNNIEST SPOT

GOLD: B4U Music, Direction

SILVER: AXN Asia - Columbia Tristar International Television, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - The Final Battle

25. SOMETHING FOR NOTHING

GOLD: Channel [V] Music Networks, Japanese

26. Pop Zone Promo

GOLD: Channel [V] Star India, Kim VJ ID

SILVER: Channel [V] Star India, Yudi VJ ID

27. BEST PROGRAMME OPENER, LOGO & PACKAGING

GOLD: B4U Music, Sound Of Music

SILVER: MTV Asia, MTV Screen

28. BEST In-House BUMPER or ID

GOLD: TCM & Cartoon Network (Asia Pacific), TCM Storyboard ID

SILVER: MTV Asia LDC, Zen MID

29. BEST Out-Of-House BUMPER or ID

GOLD: STAR Group, Star Network ID

SILVER: Star Group, Star Plus ID

31. BEST PRINT CAMPAIGN

GOLD: TCM & Cartoon Network (Asia Pacific), Poster Set

SILVER: ESPN STAR Sports, Super Selector ESPN STAR Sports

32. BEST PRINT AD

GOLD: SPH Mediaworks, Turn-U-On Billboard

SLIVER: Channel [V] Star India, Club [V]

33. BEST PRINT CAMPAIGN - SPECIAL EVENT

GOLD: MTV Asia LDC, Sound Education

SILVER: SPH Mediaworks, Channel U's Launch: T shirts/Bus Ads/Press Ads

35. BEST COMPUTER ANIMATION

GOLD: OCN, Toonivers : Sing A Song

SILVER: GMD, Hoyts - "Experience"

36. BEST NON COMPUTER ANIMATION

GOLD: Channel [V] Star India, Timechecks

SILVER: Channel [V] Music Networks, Club V Asia Event (Office)

38. BEST USE OF TYPOGRAPHY

GOLD: Discovery Asia, Icons - Banca

SILVER: Infinite Frameworks, SCV Supersports Channel Branding

39. BEST SET DESIGN

GOLD: ESPN STAR Sports, Super Selector

SILVER: Measat Broadcast Network Systems (ASTRO), Anugerah Era 2001

40. BEST OVERALL CHANNEL DESIGN - SAT or CABLE

GOLD: Channel [V] Star India, Tube Thought

SILVER: MTV Asia LDC, MTV Philippines

41. BEST OVERALL CHANNEL DESIGN - TERRESTRIAL

GOLD: SPH Mediaworks, Channel U TV Idents/Bus Ads/Press Ads/T-shirts SILVER: Digital Pictures, Channel U

42. BEST COLLATERAL/MARKETING/PUBLICITY MATERIAL

GOLD: Discovery Asia Inc, Animal Planet - Themed Nights DM's

SILVER: STAR Group, STAR Off-Air Rebranding Campaign

(See earlier report: B4U strikes gold-n-silver at PROMAX & BDA Asia 2001 Awards)

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