Singapore, 17 November 2020 – CNA has been named Channel of the Year by the London-based Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) in the 16th edition of its AIB International Media Excellence Awards (AIBs), which recognises the achievements of international journalism and factual television, radio, audio and digital productions.
In announcing the win, the AIB judges cited CNA’s “clear and coherent news editorial values”, the channel’s varied content, the brand’s “meaningful engagement with multiple social media platforms” as well as CNA’s “compelling on-air talent” and polished production skills as compelling factors contributing to their decision.
Walter Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief, Mediacorp said: “We are honoured to receive this prestigious accolade on the global stage from the AIB. The factors cited by the international panel of judges for CNA’s win are a validation of the aggressive transformation that CNA has undertaken in recent years as well as the editorial values and desire for excellence that the newsroom has embraced. This award is the product of an amazing collective effort despite the most challenging of circumstances and will motivate all of us at CNA to continue serving our audiences as a trusted source of news.”
Tham Loke Kheng, CEO, Mediacorp said: “I am very proud of the CNA team’s commitment to journalistic excellence, which is needed now more than ever in a fragmented media landscape. During these times, it is important to have a trusted voice with an Asian perspective. Mediacorp will respond to this strong validation by striving to do even better every day.”
For more information on AIBs 2020, please refer to theaibs.tv/AIBs-2020/The-AIBs-2020-WinnersandFinalists.pdf.
CNA was established in March 1999 by Mediacorp, and is an English language Asian news network.
Positioned to “Understand Asia”, it reports on global developments with Asian perspectives. Based in Singapore, it has correspondents in major Asian cities and key Western ones, including New York, Washington D.C., London and Brussels. CNA brings its audience not only the latest news but also diverse content such as business, lifestyle, human stories, current affairs and documentary programming.
CNA is a transmedia company, where users can get content online, on TV and radio and via smart devices. It is also available on social and messaging services, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Telegram.
CNA TV is now viewed in 29 territories across Asia with its satellite footprint stretching across Asia, the Middle East and Australia.
Mediacorp is Singapore’s national media network and largest content creator. Its purpose is to create engaging and trusted content, as well as to connect communities and inspire people. Mediacorp engages over three million people in Singapore daily across four languages on its digital platforms including meWATCH, meLISTEN and CNA.asia, six TV channels and 11 radio stations. Beyond Singapore, Mediacorp also has a growing international audience through CNA and content distributed across markets.
With a focus on nurturing talent and growing the sector, the company is committed to investing in nation-wide initiatives like Star Search, Anugerah, Yaar Antha Star and SPOP, commissioning a wide variety of work from local content creators, and collaborating with institutes of higher learning. As Singapore’s first local Multi-Channel Network in partnership with YouTube, Mediacorp is also committed to developing a network of digital content creators.
For advertisers, Mediacorp has partnered industry-leading brands like ESPN, Mothership, Popcorn, Singapore Tatler, theAsianparent, VICE, YouTube and 99.co to form the Mediacorp Digital Network in offering more effective content-driven solutions.
Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.
For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.