Launched in 1996, Asian Television Awards is the Asian TV industry’s most significant and celebrated event, recognising excellence in programming, production and performance.
Determined by an expert panel of over 60 judges from across the region, the results are tabulated and audited by international auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, with the winners only announced during the Awards Ceremony in December.
The Awards comprise over 40 categories and represent the industry’s foremost recognition by enjoying the support of every major industry player throughout the region. The Asian Television Awards attracts a multitude of entries of over 1300 annually from a wide range of broadcasters, including free-to-air television stations and pay-TV platforms, as well as many independent production houses in Asia.
In 2016, with the live and delayed telecasts on a total of 21 channels including Astro’s Ria HD, TARA HD and Xi Yue HD, ABS-CBN’s Lifestyle Network Channel, BBTV’s Channel 7HD, Bugaboo.tv and Media 84, CJ E&M’s TVing, Emtek’s O Channel, Nex Media and Vidio, GMA’s GMA News TV, Mediacorp’s Channel 5 and Toggle, LeEco’s LeMusic, Jiangsu Broadcasting’s JSBC International, Media Prima’s ntv7 and tonton, Pops Worldwide’s Pops Music and Pops TV and RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network’s RTL CBS Entertainment, more than half a billion viewers across Asia and beyond were able to witness the wins of their home-grown talents.
Asian Television Awards is positioned as the only event of its kind within the Asian region, and upholds a prestigious reputation of showcasing quality television production.
Hear From Our Past Participants
“Standing apart from the International Awards which reflect on American or European perspectives, ATA evaluates Asian TV programmes and encourages the programme production teams through the Asian perspective. Personally and officially to KBS, it’s our great honour to be awarded such an award.”
– Jung-Min, Kim, Director, KBS (Korea)
“Recognition at the Asian Television Awards, Asia-Pacific’s premier industry event for excellence in television is huge. NHNZ and its sister company Beach House Pictures are committed to making innovative, top quality television for the Asian market and these awards are a fantastic reward and inspiration for the talented, hardworking individuals who put their all into making these shows. The awards are a wonderful motivation to everyone in the television industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Thank you.”
– Andre Waterworth, Head of Production, NHNZ (New Zealand)
“Being one of the region’s most prestigious industry honours, the award provides great visibility for us within the industry and is celebrated by our team. Bloomberg Television will continue to extend our influence and momentum, and set new standards in the quality of our programmes, on-air talent and production.”
– Parry Ravindranathan, Head of Bloomberg Television for Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong)
“The Asian Television Awards has evolved over the years to truly become one of Asia’s most definitive platforms for the regional television industry to acknowledge and reward creative and programming excellence. The calibre of participants and entries has advanced over these years and it is very heartening to see one forum that captures and showcases the evolution of the industry.”
– Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Asia · Viacom International Media Networks
“Warmest congratulations to the Asian Television Awards for your incomparable contribution to professional excellence in media for 20 years in Asia. SMG cordially wishes for continued success with your institution.”
– Jianjun Wang, President & Director-General · Shanghai Media Group (China)
“Congratulations to Asian Television Awards on celebrating 20 years of acknowledging Asia’s finest talents and innovative contents. We thank ATA for its long term contribution and achievement. Wishing you a further success ahead.”
– Shinji Takeda, President · Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (Japan)
“The Asian Television Awards is always a great ending to the year. It’s a fitting recognition for us in the industry of how hard we have worked over the past year, and how many talented writers, producers and creators there are in Asia Pacific. While winning awards is never an objective one starts out with, the recognition it brings is certainly gratifying and immensely encouraging for everyone involved.”
– Ricky Ow, President · Turner International Asia Pacific
“A big ‘thank you’ for playing such a crucial part in recognising the very best in Asian television! To be acknowledged at the ATA continues to be a feather in the cap for anyone in the industry.”
– Bryan Seah, Senior Producer, Production and Development · Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
“ATA has dedicated untiring efforts to the growth of its event in size, quality, outreach and status over the last 20 years. We at Fuji Television sincerely wish for its further prosperity in the coming years. Congratulations ATA! “
– Fuji Television Network, Inc. (Japan)
“Congratulations to Asian Television Awards! The inspiration and support you have been offering to TV talent for the past 20 years is tremendous. Thank you for making this shared journey not only possible but also significant. And wish you all the success for the future!”
– Chyun-Lin Leh, Vice President · PTS (Taiwan)
“Congratulations to the Asian Television Awards! Here’s to many more years of inspiring content creators in Asia to tell the world’s best stories.”
– Hui Keng Ang, Senior Vice President & General Manager · Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia
“MediaCorp has been a long standing partner of the Asian Television Awards since its inauguration in 1995. May you continue to celebrate and honour the finest content from and the creative talents behind the Asian television industry. Congratulations also to the team for keeping the awards current and relevant amidst the ever changing trends in the media landscape.”
– Chang Long Jong, Deputy CEO · MediaCorp (Singapore)