Channel [V], CCTV, SMG to host 12th [V] Chinese Music Awards

MUMBAI: Channel [V], China Central Television (CCTV) and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) will join hands for the fourth consecutive year to present the 12th Channel [V] Chinese Music Awards, to be staged at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong on 11 January 2006.

More than 31 awards will be presented to artists from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, including Most Popular Male / Female Singer, Best Male and Female Singer, Best Group, Best Newcomer and Best Singer / Songwriter. The nominees include Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Eason Chan and Twins.

"The Chinese Music Awards has had 11 successful years and Channel [V] is once again proud to be bringing the show to pop music fans across Greater China. Channel [V] looks forward to continuing the role of the Chinese Music Awards in recognising creative talent and excellence in the Chinese music industry," said Star China chief operating office Zhang Wei.

Over the years, the event has become the must-watch music television show for Chinese audiences. The awards show last year was watched by more than 234 million viewers in Mainland China including broadcasts on Channel [V], Xing Kong, CCTV; and syndication on cable and terrestrial networks.

Yahoo! Search China joins the awards for the first time as the presenting sponsor. Maestro of the C-BONS group and China Unicom will be the awards’ official sponsors.

Chinese music lovers can cast their votes online at Six roadshows will be held in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, giving fans a chance to get face-to-face with the artists.

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