MediaCorp wins three World Medals at New York Festivals 2011

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MediaCorp wins three World Medals at New York Festivals 2011

Singapore, 13 April 2011 – MediaCorp won 2 Silver World Medals, 1 Bronze World Medal and 10 Finalist Certificates at the 2011 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards. The winning entries are programmes that were produced for and telecast on Channel NewsAsia, Channel 5, okto and a documentary produced for the international market by Caldecott Productions International (CPI). Kindly refer to Annex 1 for a complete list of winners. 

Ms Debra Soon, Managing Director, Channel NewsAsia says: “This is one of our best showings at the New York Festivals. Beyond the two wins, we had seven finalists which is no small feat for a channel like ours, headquartered in Singapore, broadcasting to 30 million viewers in Asia.  We are humbled that our works have gained recognition from global professionals on the jury panel for this prestigious Festival and look forward to continuing to provide Asian perspectives to a global audience.” 
Ms Ong Hee Yah, Senior Vice President, CPI says: “We are very pleased that the extensive months of hard work and patience have paid off for the entire production team with this international recognition of documentary excellence.” 
About the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 
The New York Festivals was established 54 years ago and its TV & 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. This year’s competitors included international networks such as BBC Worldwide, ESPN, CNN, as well as Asian broadcasters such as NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Radio Television Hong Kong, ABS-CNB (Philippines), Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Media Prima (Malaysia). 
Issued by MediaCorp Corporate Communications 
For more information, please contact: 
Winston Chong 
Corporate Communications 
Tel: 6350 3351 
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 Asia Television's Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world. 

For more information, please visit 

About Channel NewsAsia 

Channel NewsAsia Singapore was established in March 1999 by MediaCorp, and is an English language Asian TV News channel. 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 inSingapore, it has correspondents in major Asian cities and key Western ones, including New York, Washington D.C, London and Brussels.  It is fully complemented by a strong online presence at, which provides a premier source of real time news, videos, information and entertainment features. 
Channel NewsAsia (International), was launched in September 2000, as the international broadcasting arm of Channel NewsAsia Singapore.  It is now viewed in 24 territories across Asia.  The satellite footprint of the channel stretches 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

About Caldecott Production International 

Caldecott Productions International is MediaCorp’s production service arm with a key focus on producing high quality HD Asian documentaries for an international market.  CPI’s specialty is in producing original stories that inspire, educate and empower change.  CPI engages in co-productions with international broadcasters and work with some of the most creative independent directors in Asia for authenticity and local perspectives. 
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MediaCorp’s winning entries at 2011 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 
Total wins: 2 Silver World Medal, 1 Bronze World Medal and 10 Finalist Certificate. 
Silver World Medal 
Listen to the Mountain Sages, Caldecott Productions International (Documentaries category) 
Asia’s Monarchies – Japan, Channel NewsAsia (History & Society) 
Bronze World Medal 
Almost Famous Ep1 – Close-up For the Kathoey, Channel NewsAsia (Cultural Issues) 
Finalist Certificate 
Channel NewsAsia: 
Designed by Love – Ep1: India (Best Camerawork) 
Designed by Love – Ep4: India (Docudrama) 
Earth Hour (Contest/Special Promotion) 
Saving Gaia – The Man Who Built His Own Glaciers (Environment & Ecology) 
If Food Runs Out (Human Concerns) 
Frontline – Help! My Son Is Hyperactive! (Human Interest) 
Get Rea! – Illegal Sex Drugs (Investigative Report) 
Caldecott Productions International 
Listen to the Mountain Sages (Direction) 
Food Nation (Documentaries) 
Channel 5 
The Pupil (Drama)