Channel NewsAsia wins international accolades at television and film festivals

Singapore, 22 April 2014 – Channel NewsAsia programmes have been honoured with 12 awards at two prestigious international and film contests over the last fortnight. It won two gold, three silver and four bronze World Medals at the 2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards; and at the 2014 WorldMediaFestival in Hamburg, it took one gold and two silver Intermedia-globe Awards. 


2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards

The New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, now in its 57th year, announced its winners on 8 April at its annual gala in Las Vegas. A jury comprising members of award-winning industry experts gave the top honours to 9 of Channel NewsAsia’s programmes, amidst competition from 35 countries. 


Channel NewsAsia’s wins are as follows: 

·          Gold World Medal - Silent Screams (Best Investigative Report)

·          Gold World Medal - Living In The Shadows (Human Interest)

·          Silver World Medal - China Close-Up - Free Lunch (Best Direction)

·          Silver World Medal - China Close-Up - Fat Camp (Best Editing)

·          Silver World Medal - China Close-Up (Social Issues)

·          Bronze World Medal - Factory Towns (Community Portraits)

·          Bronze World Medal - Silent Screams (Current Affairs)

·          Bronze World Medal - Silent Screams (Human Concerns)

·          Bronze World Medal - Boomtown Asia – Japan (Science & Technology)


Six of the channel’s programmes are also awarded finalist status: 

·          IT Figures: Preoccupation With Population - for Best Editing

·          IT Figures: Rags to Riches - for Best Public Affairs Program

·          Crossroads: Dutiful Donkeys - for Community Portraits

·          China Close-Up: Free Lunch - for Human Concerns

·          Get Rea!: Point Blank - for Social Issues

·          China Close-Up - Free Lunch - for Community Portraits


2014 WorldMedia Festival

In addition to the accolades at the New York Festivals, Channel NewsAsia also took home awards from the 2014 WorldMedia Festival. A total of nearly 700 entries were submitted from 35 nations for this competition which honours and celebrates excellent solutions in corporate film, television, web, web TV and print productions. The awards will be presented in Hamburg on 14 May. 


Channel NewsAsia’s wins are: 

·          Intermedia-globe GOLD - TILT's Channel NewsAsia's Channel Branding Promo - Clarity (Haze) (Station Image Promotion)

·          Intermedia-globe SILVER - Surviving Haiyan (Global Issues)

·          Intermedia-globe SILVER - Insight Special – The Plight of Indian Farmers (Society & Social Issues)


Ms Debra Soon, Managing Director, Channel NewsAsia says: “It is an incredible honour to be recognized by our peers and industry experts internationally, and we are proud to work with the best media professionals in Asia, to tell the stories of Asia. These programmes have helped us highlight the uncomfortable truth of society in investigative programmes, such as Living in the Shadows and Silent Screams, but we’ve also told stories about progress and success, such as IT Figures, China Close-Up and Boomtown and highlighted Asia’s challenges along the way in a nuanced and insightful manner. We truly believe in helping the world to Understand Asia, and our partnerships in industry, here in Singapore and the region, have helped us produce quality content for the world. As the channel celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, with a refreshed programming grid and on-air look, we will continue to raise the quality of our productions to tell the story of Asia to the world.” 


Channel NewsAsia has also been awarded other industry accolades over the last 6 months, by PromaxBDA Asia, Asiavision, The Association for International Broadcasting, and the Securities Investors Association of Singapore.  


Issued by Channel NewsAsia 


For more information, please contact:

Eileen Lee

Senior Manager, Corporate Services

Channel NewsAsia

Tel:       (65) 6350 3704

E-mail: eileenlee@mediacorp.com.sg  


About Channel NewsAsia 

Channel NewsAsia Singapore was established in March 1999 by MediaCorp, and is an English language Asian TV News channel. Positioned to “Understand Asia”, it reports on global developments with Asian perspectives. Channel NewsAsia brings viewers not only the latest news but also the stories behind the headlines. Based in Singapore, it has correspondents in major Asian cities and key Western ones, including New York, Washington D.C, London and Brussels. 

The channel is complemented by an online presence at channelnewsasia.com, and social media services like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. 

Channel NewsAsia (International), was launched in September 2000. It is now viewed in 25 territories across Asia with its satellite footprint stretching across the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and Australia. 

Channel NewsAsia's other key business is the production of news and current affairs content in four languages, English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese. This content is produced for MediaCorp's television and online platforms, such as mass entertainment Channels 5, 8, U, and niche language channels, Suria and Vasantham. 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. 

For more information, please visit Channel NewsAsia’s website at channelnewsasia.com