BBC World named Best International Pay TV News Channel at INTE 2003

NEW DELHI: British Broadcasting Corporation's commercially funded 24-hour international news and information channel, BBC World, has won the prestigious award for Best International Pay TV News Channel at the INTE (Industria de la Televisi?n en Espa?ol) annual ceremony in Miami, Florida.

According to a statement from the BBC, the jury, which comprised 32 senior executives from the Spanish-language television industry, recognised BBC World for its objective, high quality and in-depth news reporting. Four other channels were also nominated in this category.

Commenting on the win, the statement quoted Rachel Attwell, controller, BBC World, as saying: "BBC World is honoured to have been selected by the industry as the best channel against some stiff competition. The Latin American market is very important to us and we consider this a great endorsement for the exceptionally hard work of our teams of journalists around the globe. It is their coverage and analysis of complex events which

has been responsible for attracting more viewers to BBC World than ever before, particularly at a time when people are trying to make sense of our rapidly changing world."

According to Simon Cottle, Senior Network Development Manager for BBC World in Latin America, "This award is fantastic news for the channel and provides recognition of the highest editorial standards to which BBC World aspires.

It also demonstrates why BBC World has such a loyal and growing audience throughout the whole of Latin America."

Based in Miami, INTE aims to promote the best of Spanish language television content and talent in Latin America and around the world. Its annual awards ceremony, with 59 categories, was attended this year by nearly 700 people, including Latin American television executives, producers and journalists, and was filmed by 20 TV channels from the region.


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