Singapore Media Festival partners Asian Television Awards

The 20th Asian Television Awards (ATA) returns with LIVE broadcast, special appearance by megastar Anggun and a public event to showcase and celebrate the best of regional talent and beyond. The twentieth edition of the Asian Television Awards will...


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The 20th Asian Television Awards (ATA) returns with LIVE broadcast, special appearance by megastar Anggun and a public event to showcase and celebrate the best of regional talent and beyond.

The twentieth edition of the Asian Television Awards will return as part of the Singapore Media Festival with a two-day event on 2 and 3 December. Media professionals including filmmakers, producers, digital content platforms, creators, buyers and celebrities are expected to be present at the festival, bolstering an even stronger line-up than before for global media players and the public.

Slated to take place from 26 November to 6 December, SMF will bring together five component events this year, connecting global media by offering a seamless market for Film, TV, and Digital content, through a slate of conferences, awards and festival screenings. Besides Asian Television Awards (ATA), the collaboration will also include Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), ScreenSingapore (SS) as well as the latest addition to the festival – Branded’s Digital Matters.

The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), event partners and the Chairman of the SMF Advisory Board shared event highlights, visions and goals for the festival at today’s press conference at Marina Bay Sands.

Cindy Ng, Managing Director of Asian Television Awards is pleased that ATA will be collaborating again with Singapore Media Festival, “We are glad to be part of a creative group that unites and endorses creative professionals in the region. This collaboration recognises every spectrum of media that empowers our screens today. This includes quality films screened by SGIFF and ScreenSingapore; a marketplace to produce, distribute and exchange ideas presented by ATF and Branded’s Digital Matters and last but not least, a platform by ATA to celebrate and honour the very best in Asian television.”

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, ATA continues to recognise excellence in programming, production and performance, and received well over 1,400 entries from across 16 countries this year. This year, with our first ever LIVE broadcast, we strive to bring the show to over 80 million household in the region. This will not only promote Singapore’s efforts in recognising each territory’s home-grown talent, but also spread to unite Asia-Pacific to collectively witness the Awards from the comfort of their homes,” she added.

Indonesia’s Got Talent and Asia’s Got Talent judge and singer Anggun will also be appearing on the second evening of the Awards, an event where the public will be invited for the first time. The Awards will also recognise one of Asia’s most significant contributor to the Television industry – Mr. Changle Liu, Chairman & CEO of Phoenix Satellite Television – who will be receiving the Outstanding Contribution Award.

 


Catch the highlights of Asian Television Awards 2014 here