India's 'no show' at Asian Television Awards

SINGAPORE: The television scene in India is exploding but the local channels failed to cut any ice at the recently concluded seventh edition of the Asian Television Awards. The show was attended by over 1200 celebrities.

Indian TV channels like Star TV, Zee TV and Sony drew a blank. The awards were mainly distributed among China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. The Terrestrial Channel of the Year Award went to to SPH MediaWorks' Channel U (Singapore). The Best Drama Performance by an Actor went to Kou Shih Hsun, for his role in drama series, The Orange Rouged (Public Television Service, Taiwan).

Around 119 programmes and performances from 12 countries were nominated this year. The entries were assessed by 49 judges from 11 countries sitting on seven juries held across the region.

The following are the list of awards distributed:

The Best of Asian Programming

Best Children's Programme - Fruity Pie, Public Television Service (Taiwan)

Best Original Song (Joint Winners) -Bukit Ho, Swee Media Corporation of Singapore, Channel 8 (Singapore)

Cash is King , SPH MediaWorks Limited, Channel U (Singapore)

Best Comedy Programme or Series- Phua Chu Kang Episode: I Do I , Do Media Corporation of Singapore, Channel 5 (Singapore)

Best Current Affairs Programme -FTV's Hall of Dissent, Formosa Television (Taiwan)

Best Single Drama or Telemovie - When Camellia Petals Fall , NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Best Drama Series - Golden Bowl, Nippon Television Network Corporation (Japan)

Best Documentary Programme -Mother, Shanghai TV Station (China)

Best Infotainment Programme - 3R - Respect, Relax, Respond , Red Communications for Astro Ria and TV3 (Malaysia)

Best Entertainment - Special MTV Asia Awards Main Show, MTV Asia LDC (Singapore)

Best Entertainment Programme Asia Session - Travis, MTV Asia LDC (Singapore)

Best News Programme - News Biz Today , CNN International (Hong Kong SAR)

Best Game or Quiz Show - Stop the Clock, Exact Co Ltd for Channel 5 (Thailand)

Best News/Currents Affairs Special News Magazine: - Asian Economy, Japan Television Broadcasts Limited (Hong Kong SAR)

Best Talkshow - You're OK, I'm OK, SPHMediaWorks Limited, Channel U (Singapore)

Best Youth Programme - Youth Quest "Tian Ya Ren Wo Xing" , SPH MediaWorks Limited, Channel U (Singapore)

Most Innovative Programme - Dreams Come True Television Broadcasts Limited (Hong Kong SAR)

Best Sports Programme - Football Asia, World Sports Television for various broadcasters (Singapore)

Best Music Programme - One Night with Regine , ABS CBN Broadcasting Corporation (Philippines)

Best Natural History or Wildlife Programme -Vampire the Abyss, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Broadcaster of the Year - SPH MediaWorks

The Best Performances:

Best News Presenter or Anchor - Catherine Yang, Bloomberg Television (Japan)

Best Current Affairs or Infotainment Programme Presenter Niret Alva, Miditech Ltd for BBC World (India)

Best Light Entertainment Presenter/Performer - Donita Rose, MTV Southeast Asia (Singapore)

Best Drama Performance by an Actor - Kou Shih Hsun for The Orange Rouged , Public Television Service (Taiwan)

Best Drama Performance by an Actress Aiza Seguerra for Remembering - "SongBook" , ABS CBN Broadcasting Corporation (Philippines)

Best Comedy Performance by an Actress - Irene Ang for Phua Chu Kang , Media Corporation of Singapore, Channel 5 (Singapore)

Best Comedy Performance by an Actor - Adrian Pang for Ah Girl II , SPH MediaWorks Limited, Channel i (Singapore)


Terrestrial Channel of the Year - Channel U, SPH MediaWorks (Singapore)

Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year - MTV Southeast Asia (Singapore)

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