CCTV honours AsiaPac broadcasters with 'ABU prizes awards'

MUMBAI: The annual Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) prizes awards ceremony, hosted by China Central Television (CCTV-China) has presented awards to broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region in recognition of programming and broadcast engineering excellence.

The awards were presented by , Radio Film and Television of the People's Republic of China vice-minister state administration Tian Jin, ABU president Genichi Hashimoto, CCTV president Zhao Huayong, China National Radio president Yang Bo, China Radio international president Wang Gengnian and CCTV vice-president Hu En.

211 entries were received for the annual award's radio and TV categories. There were 147 entries for the TV categories, and 64 for radio.

TV categories included drama, entertainment, children, youth, news, documentary, and sports. Additionally, a special jury prize was also kept for programmes targeting broadcasters from less developed countries which showed creativity despite the limited resources available.

Categories for radio were drama, infotainment, children and youth, news, documentary, external broadcasts, and the special jury prize.

"We are most delighted with the quality of entries this year. The interest in the radio programme category has increased over the past year and in particular, there was serious competition for the TV documentary category," said ABU director of programmes Tatsuya Nakamura.

ABU Prize for sports programmes chairperson Remesh Kumar added, "It was nice to see a whole range of broadcasters and producers from a variety of nationalities submitting their work. There was also a spectrum of presentations relating to sports from live productions, to studio presentations to documentaries."

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