MediaCorp bags nine awards at the New York Festivals 2012

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MediaCorp bags nine awards at the New York Festivals 2012
Singapore, 18 April 2012 – MediaCorp bagged 2 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze awards and 11 Finalist Certificates at the New York Festivals 2012 in a prestigious television and film awards ceremony which recognizes the ‘World’s Best Work’ in the television entertainment arena.
Leading the awards is Channel NewsAsia (CNA) which has won six awards comprising 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze. The programme, The End/Beginning which was awarded four medals by a global panel of judges, looks into personal stories of different individuals who survived extreme circumstances. The other winning titles from CNA include ASIA Exposed and Crimson.
Singapore’s most-watched television channel, Channel 8 won an award (Bronze) for The Activist’s Journey, a programme that provides insights into specific human rights and conservation projects around the world. The remaining two winning entries are programmes produced for and telecast on Channel U and a documentary produced for the international market by Caldecott Productions International (CPI).
*Kindly refer to Annex for a complete list of winners
Mr Donovan Castillo-Mohlman, Vice President, Network Programming and Promotions, Channel NewsAsia says, “It’s remarkable that we have so many of our programmes endorsed by an international jury.  Finding the right mix of themes, executed with solid production values, and making them relevant to our viewers in Asia will continue to be the driving force for our programming decisions on the channel.” 
The New York Festivals was established 55 years ago and its Television and Film Awards recognise the ‘World’s Best Work’ in news, sports, documentary, information and entertainment programme as well as in music videos, infomercials, promotion spots and others. Entries were received from over 35 different countries making the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards one of the most well-known and widely respected competitions in the world.
Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp.
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About MediaCorp
MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.
It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week.
Our industry firsts include the Digital Video Broadcast technology for outdoor digital television, and Asia’s first Digital Audio Broadcast radio service. Initiatives in the digital space include online classifieds, Internet TV-on-demand and High Definition TV broadcast.
MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels.
Our financial and strategic relationships in the region since 2007 include a venture with Indonesia's most integrated media company PT Media Nusantara Citra and its parent, Global Mediacom, and International Media Corporation in Vietnam, set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content.
Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world.
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Annex: MediaCorp’s winning entries at 2012 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards
Total wins: 2 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze and 11 Finalist Certificates
-          The End/Beginning – Cambodia, Channel NewsAsia (History & Society)
-          The End/Beginning – Nepal, Channel NewsAsia (Social Issues / Current Events)
-          The End/Beginning – Nepal, Channel NewsAsia (Biography / Profiles)
-          The End/Beginning – Nepal, Channel NewsAsia (Community Service Programs)
-          Asia Exposed, Channel NewsAsia (Social Issues / Current Events)
-          Life Reconstructed, Channel U (Educational, Instructional)
-          The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar, Caldecott Productions International (Society & Social Issues)
-          Crimson Episode 1 – Maggots in the RiceChannel NewsAsia (DocuDrama)
-          The Activist’s Journey – Episode 8, Channel 8 (Community Portraits)
Finalist Certificate
Channel News Asia
-          The End/Beginning – Cambodia (Best Camerawork)
-          The Interview – Ban Ki Moon (Best Interview)
-          The End/Beginning – Nepal (Biography / Profiles)
-          Once Upon A Village Episode 1 – Cambodia (Community Service Programs)
-          Pakistan Floods: The Forgotten Story (Coverage of On-Going News Story)
-          Saving Gaia Episode 6 – Play (Thailand & Indonesia) (Environment & Ecology)
-          Chasing Sleep (Health / Medical Information)
-          Chasing Sleep: Episode 5 – Round the Clock (Health / Medical Information)
Channel 5
-          Confessions of A Crime (Docudrama)
Channel 8
-          The Activist’s Journey – Episode 1 (Community Portraits)
-          Rated Art (Community Portraits)