MediaCorp snagged three awards at the 2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards and one at 2014 Apollo Awards

Channel 8 drama, C.L.I.F.2, a story about the lives of a group of policemen, won Best Action Drama. The Journey: A Voyage, a 2013 year-end blockbuster about the lives of Singapore’s early immigrants took home the Outstanding Scriptwriter Award and was nominated in the Best Director and Best Historical Drama categories, making the drama a clear favourite for award shows across the region.

Channel NewsAsia also bagged the Outstanding TV Documentary for Nature & Environment for Surviving Haiyan.

MediaCorp also garnered several nominations for its variety programmes, Finding U was nominated for Best Entertainment Programme, Game & Quiz Show, while its hosts Kym Ng and Ben Yeo were nominated in the Best TV Entertainment Programme Host category. Quan Yi Fong, winner of 2011’s Best TV Entertainment Programme Host for Life Transformers 2, was nominated again for her hosting skills in Love On A Plate 2.

Asia Rainbow TV Awards, co-organized by the Hong Kong Televisioners Association and the TV Production Committee of China Radio & TV Academy, aims primarily at promoting the development of Asian TV production in Asia as well as internationally. 

At the 2014 Apollo Awards, MediaCorp won Best Music Composition – Full Length Versions for The Journey: A Voyage. This is the first time MediaCorp participated in the Music Composition category at the award show, which recognizes the best in production and post-production across Asia Pacific, especially the creative and technical forces behind-the-scenes.

Ms Doreen Neo, MD of Studios, commented, “We are very happy to win the Best Action Drama and Outstanding Scriptwriter Awards at the Asia Rainbow TV Awards despite the stiff competition. We were competing against popular titles such as The Legend of Zhen Huan from China and The Heirs from Korea across the categories we were nominated in. Together with our win for Best Music Composition Award at the Apollo Awards, we are heartened that our productions are gaining recognition in the TV industry in Asia.”

Ms Mo Ju Li, Music & Sound Effect Director, Studios, who won the Best Music Composition Award, recounted, “It was a pleasant surprise for us to win this Award as the contenders in this category are so strong. The Apollo Awards gives recognition to post-production folks like us and most importantly, it paved the way for contenders across Asia Pacific to meet and learn from each other.”

The Journey: A Voyage, was also nominated in the Colour Grading and Sound Design – Long Form categories. Other nominations include Sudden for Music Composition – Full Length Versions and There Was a Time for Art Direction at the Apollo Awards.

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.

Initiatives in the new digital space include Internet TV-on-demand, High Definition TV broadcast and Over-the-Top (OTT) interactive services.

Beyond Singapore, 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 relationship in the region includes International Media Corporation in Vietnam, which was set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content. MediaCorp also has a stake in Singapore-based retail firm Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers and a majority stake in Cubinet Interactive, a Malaysian digital games publisher.

Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

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