MediaCorp bags major awards at the 2008 New York Festivals

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MediaCorp bags major awards at the 2008 New York Festivals 

Singapore, 4 February 2008 - MediaCorp took home a new record of five medals at the 2008 New York Festivals International Film and Video and Television Broadcasting Awards held in New York City on 31 January and 1 February. Collectively, these awards make up the largest number of medals MediaCorp has won in this competition.

Winning silver in the television broadcasting magazine format category is Channel NewsAsia’s Capital Fashion-China, a series that explores the ins and outs of the fashion industry in Asia. 

Channel U brought home two bronze medals with their House of Flying Daggers teaser, which picked up the medal in the entertainment programme promotion category, while their trade show presentation was recognised in the infomercial: entertainment category. 

Caldecott Productions International, MediaCorp’s newly-formed high definition company was recognised for their Asia-skewed documentaries in the Film and Video competition. Taking home the bronze in the Environment and Ecology category is The Mud, a documentary on Indonesia’s biggest environmental accident. Garnering another bronze in the Human Relations category is Tribal Sex and Marriage which examines the unusual courtship and polygamous marriage practices in Yunnan and the Himalayas.

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 and digital media.

It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, hitting the radio airwaves in 1936 and beaming the first TV pictures in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 55 products in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), that reaches to all adults in Singapore each week. 

Among them are industry firsts such as the first in the world to use Digital Video Broadcast technology for outdoor digital television, and Asia’s first Digital Audio Broadcast radio service. Initiatives in the digital space include a highly successful online classifieds, Internet TV-on-demand and High Definition TV broadcast.

Beyond Singapore, the diversified group is making its presence felt, through magazines publishing, Singapore-made entertainment programmes, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, the only Asian owned English news channel.

It has also entered into a financial and strategic relationship with Indonesia's most integrated media company PT Media Nusantara Citra and its parent, Global Mediacom. 

Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asia Television's 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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