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Asian Television Award invites entries from Asian countries

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NEW DELHI: The 19th Asian Television Awards (ATA) to be held in Singapore later this year has invited entries by 20 June for awards in more than 40 categories.

Celebrating excellence in programming, performance and production, ATA seeks to applaud the many master “magicians” who put in their heart and soul to create television “magic”. The finalists and winners will be decided by a distinguished panel of judges comprising industry experts, and the results will be tabulated and audited by international auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

To be eligible for entry, all programmes must be broadcast or cablecast for the first time in the Asia Pacific region during the period from 1 June 2013 to 31 May 2014.

Complete details, including entry forms, categories and eligibility, are available on www.asiantvawards.com. The programming awards include 25 categories, while there are nine performance categories, and six awards in Technical and Creative Categories.

 The top awards including those for Terrestrial Channel of the Year, Cable and Satellite Channel of the Year, Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, Cable and Satellite Network of the Year and for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Television.

 In addition, there are awards in the category of documentary, natural history or wildlife programme, news, single news story/report, drama series, telemovies, comedy, current affairs, children's programme, preschool programme, entertainment (one-off/ annual), general entertainment, game or quiz, music, reality show, infotainment, talk show, social awareness, adaptation of an existing format, digital fiction and non-fiction programme/series, and lifestyle programme, 2D and 3D animated programmes.

 In the Performance Categories, there are awards for News Presenter or Anchor, Current Affairs Presenter, Entertainment Presenter/ Host, Sports Presenter/ Commentator, actor and actress in a leading Role, Actress in a Leading Role, supporting actor or actress, and Comedy Performance by an Actor/ Actress.

 The Technical and Creative Categories are Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Original Screenplay, and Theme Song.

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