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BBC triumphs at AIB Intl Broadcasting Awards

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MUMBAI: UK pubcaster the BBC has announced that it has won three awards at the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Awards in London. BBC World was named the International Television Channel Of The Year, while BBC World Service won two awards for the Best Coverage Of A News Event and Best Radio Documentary.

The jury, which comprised senior executives from the broadcasting organisations plus television and radio critics in the UK and around the world, cited BBC World Service's coverage of the South Asian Earthquake, which won Best Coverage Of A News Event award, as "most impressive in every respect."

Return To Sarajevo won Best Radio Documentary Programme for what the jury described as "a stunningly vivid documentary, extraordinarily powerful and impeccably produced."

BBC World was named International Television Channel of the Year for its "excellent coverage of stories and high presentation values."

BBC's Global News Division director Richard Sambrook says, "The BBC's international services are honoured to have been selected by the industry against some stiff competition. We consider this a great endorsement for the exceptionally hard work of our teams of journalists around the globe both on radio and television. It is their coverage and analysis of complex events which has been responsible for attracting more viewers to BBC World and more listeners to BBC World Service than ever before, particularly at a time when people are trying to make sense of our rapidly changing world."

The Association for International Broadcasting Awards are a non-commercial celebration of success that focusses on international, cross-border broadcasting.

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