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MediaCorp, CNN International win top awards

Thursday 08 Dec 2011
CNN International and MediaCorp have won top awards at this year’s 16th Asian Television Awards, Channel NewsAsia reports.


Singapore-based broadcaster MediaCorp won the Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year award, while CNN International won both the Cable & Satellite Channel and Network of the Year awards.

The annual awards show was held in Singapore last night with 1,040 entries received from 14 countries and regions.

It was a night of glitz and glamour as top celebrities from around the region gathered to celebrate and recognise the best of the best in the television industry in Asia.

Regional broadcaster MediaCorp had 30 nominations this year, the same as last year.

MediaCorp CEO Shaun Seow said: “Well, it’s really humbling because when you look at the quality of the nominations this year, it certainly has been ratcheting up and to be recognised among Asia’s best is really an honour for us.”

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MediaCorp Channel 5’s ‘The Noose’ (Season 4) won Best Comedy Programme and actor Suhaimi Yusof bagged the Best Comedy Performance by an actor for his role in the show.

Channel NewsAsia’s ‘Stressbuster’ took home the Best Lifestyle Programme award.

A total of 39 awards were given out including three new ones: Best Pre-school Education Programme, Best Theme Song and Best Drama Screenplay.