Ronan Keating to co-host 2002 MTV Asia Awards

MTV Asia, which claims to be the most wanted music channel in the region, has announced that Ronan Keating lead singer of the pop group Boyzone will host the first-ever MTV Asia Awards in Singapore on 2 February along with Mandy Moore. 

An official release also states that World Wrestling Federation star The Rock will present an award. The audience is expected to cross 7,000 and the channel claims that the ceremony will be available to over 150 million homes. Groove Armada will make music at the post show VIP party. 

These are popular awards and the winners will decided through online voting. Registration forms are also being distributed at music stores and other places where youngsters hang out. 

Voting is through and the polling closes Friday, 18 January. Over 350 outlets have signed up as voting partners, the release says. In India, they include music stores Rhythm House and Planet M in Mumbai, ABC Bowling in Ahmedabad, Landmark and HFO in Chennai. More than 60 media partners will provide media support for the event locally or regionally. In India they include Record, Elle, Upbeat and Rock Street Journal.

In December the channel had organised parties at nightspots in several countries which included India, Korea and Thailand. The channel also says that the award design is refreshing. It has been created by MTV Asia along with Panasonic and Royal Selangor. The cubical award trophy opens up on the top like a box revealing a multimedia screen inside. This plays a short tribute to the winner. 

Speaking on this MTV Asia senior V-P for content & creative and creator of the state-of-the-art award David Flack said: "The award was designed to reflect the cube shaped show logo and is inspired by the magical box surprise theme of the show. The intention this year is to blend tradition with cutting edge technology. The surprise as to what is inside will be the obvious analogy to the show."

President MTV Asia Frank Brown said: "We are delighted to have such a fantastic lineup of celebrities and guests to join us at the show which celebrates both the great diversity as well as the commonality of youth culture throughout Asia. We look forward to creating an annual TV property that will play a significant role in documenting the music history of Asia over the years." 

Mitsubishi Motors and Panasonic are the official partner sponsors of the show while Smart Communications is a partner sponsor in the Philippines. The event also has the backing of the Singapore Tourism Board. 

The Indian nominees were chosen on popular demand by viewers of the channel and the results were audited by Surana&Surana Associates. 

Indian Pop

1. Asha Bhosle - Na Marte Hum

2. Falguni Pathak - Saawan Mein 

3. Shaan - Tanha Dil

4. Sonu Nigam - Jeena Hai Tere Liye

5. Ustad Sultan Khan and Chitra - Piya Basanti 

Indian Film

1. Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan - Jaane Kyon from Dil Chahta Hai 

2. Alka Yagnik, Kavita K Subramaniam, Sonu Nigam and Amit Kumar - Bole Chudiyan from the movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 

3. Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sukhwinder Singh, and Srinivas - Mitwa from the film Lagaan

4. Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan - Humko Humise Chura Lo from the film Mohabbatein

5. Asha Bhosle, Sukhwinder Singh and Sonu Nigam - Kambakth Ishq from the movie Pyar Tune Kya Kiya

Latest Reads
Mukta A2 Cinemas launches the newly acquired SunCity Multiplex

Mukta A2 Cinemas, a well known chain of cinemas from the brand Mukta Arts Ltd, announces the launch of its new property SunCity Mukta A2 Cinemas, located at Vile Parle, Mumbai. The launch took place on 15th June 2018 and was celebrated with the release of this month’s most awaited action-drama,...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Polimer TV, Gemini Movies make presence felt in BARC's week 23 data

MUMBAI:  Polimer TV, Tamil language satellite television channel and Gemini Movies, a Telugu movie channel of Sun Network, were the two new entrants in the Tamil and Telugu markets after BARC released its ratings for week 23. Star Jalsha and Zee Marathi topped their respective markets, while the...

Television TV Channels Regional
Sun TV, Zee Anmol almost neck-to-neck in across genres

BENGALURU: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) free to air (FTA) Hindi general entertainment channel (Hindi GEC) Zee Anmol entered the bastions held by either the Sun TV Network’s flagship Tamil GEC Sun TV or the channel that aired the Indian Premier League (IPL) in week 21 of 2018. Zee...

Television TV Channels Viewership
With four elections due, networks with regional news channels set to benefit

With four key assembly elections lined up towards the end of the year, India's regional news channels could be laughing their way to the bank. In a bid to maximize their revenues, channels are in the process of sprucing up their programming and hiking ad rates. iTV Network, Network18, Zee News...

Television TV Channels Regional
Markand Adhikari re-appointed by TV Vision as MD for three years

TV Vision has re-appointed Markand Adhikari as managing director of the company for next three years. The appointment is subject to approval from the members at the ensuing General Meeting of the company.

Television TV Channels People
BARC Data: Republic TV continues to lead English news

Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV continued to dominate the English news market in the latest All India Broadcast Audience Research Council’s (BARC) week 23 rantings. While Aaj Tak led the charts in two Hindi news markets, News 18 India replaced ABP News in top five in the rural segment.

Television TV Channels Viewership
Colors emerges leader in GEC urban in BARC's week 23 data

Viacom18's free to air (FTA) channel Rishtey witnessed a drop of five places, from second to seventh, as compared to last week in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for week 23 of 2018 in the Hindi GEC (U+R) market. While Sony Pal and Rishtey exchanged their second and third positions...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Get on Deck for the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

MUMBAI: Theunscrupulous legend- Captain Jack Sparrow,is all set to commandeer the Home of Hollywood Blockbusters – Star Movies. The channel will air the latest film of the popular Pirates series, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge onJune 17 at 1 pm & 9 pm.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Sony partners with Markscan to tackle illegal streaming during FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off today with the host nation Russia taking on Saudi Arabia. While the world's top teams will battle it out on the pitch, Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI) is tackling a different set of opponents off it. Broadcasters have been dealing with the menace of illegal...

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories