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TURNER’S KIDS AND NEWS CHANNELS WIN BIG AT INAUGURAL ASIAN ACADEMY CREATIVE AWARDS

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MUMBAI: CNN and Cartoon Network won eight honours – also known as “Goddess of Creativity” wins – at the Asian Academy Creative Awards on December 6, the region's version of the International Emmy Awards.

Cartoon Network took home three awards.  Lamput from India won "Best 2D Animated Programme or Series”. The show has struck a chord not only in India but with the audience around the world. The other awards included Bill & Tony for "Best 3D Animated Programme or Series" and "Best Children's Animated Programme or Series."  The kids network also scored a further 10 national wins for its shows in Australia, India and Japan, where three were for Turner’s other entertainment brands MondoTV and TABI Channel.

CNN and CNN Vision, its global production powerhouse, won five awards for reporting and programming in the region, and went into the awards with 13 national wins from across eight different countries (Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Bangladesh).

Cartoon Network India also celebrated multiple wins earlier this year at the Asian Creative Asia Awards (AAA). For Lamput, the team won across categories that included - “Best Short Form Content”, “Best 2D Animated Programme or Series” and “Best Children’s Animated Programme or Series” along with “Best Children’s Programme (one off/special)” for Roll No.21 Kris Aur Ulta Pulta Time.

Held in conjunction with Asia Television Forum in Singapore, the Asian Academy Creative Awards are part of the Singapore Media Festival.

Overview of Turner’s regional AACA awards:

CNN

Best Documentary Programme: Secret State inside North Korea
Best News or Current Affairs Presenter: Kristie Lu Stout
Best Single News Story/Report: Punggye-ri: Nuclear Site Destruction
Best News Programme: News Stream
Best Lifestyle Programme: Business Traveller

Cartoon Network

Best 2D Animated Programme or Series: Lamput by Cartoon Network
Best 3D Animated Programme/Series: Bill & Tony by Cartoon Network
Best Children's Animated Programme/Series: Bill & Tony by Cartoon Network

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