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ABU Prizes nominees announced

Friday 23 Sep 2011
The finalists for the ABU Prizes have been announced and competition for the awards promises to be stiff this year.

This year’s competition drew an increased number of submissions, according to Director of ABU Programming Takeshi Doki.

“There had been a decrease in the number of entries for several years,” said Mr Doki. “This year, I’m happy to report that there were 141 entries for the TV categories and 73 submissions for radio – this represents a 20 percent increase in the number of entries, over last year’s.”

There are eight TV categories and seven radio categories, such as documentary, drama, entertainment, children’s programming and news. The TV and radio segments each have a special jury prize to honour outstanding programmes.

Given the number of natural disasters which occurred last year and this year, it’s no surprise that reports on these calamities dominated the TV and radio news categories.

“The nominated programmes are of very high quality. I believe they would be very successful in the international TV content market,” said Mr Doki. He added that this year’s radio finalists used natural sound very effectively.

Winners of this year’s ABU Prizes will be announced during the awards ceremony on 7 November in New Delhi.

Mr Doki expressed confidence that ABU Prizes would continue to spur ABU members and Asia-Pacific content producers to strive for excellence in informing and entertaining their audiences.

Click here for details on the ABU Prizes finalists and jurors.