Entries will be judged by a minimum of six juries, each ideally comprising 5 or more members.
No more than 4 representatives from one country may be on the same jury. No standard jury will include more than 2 representatives from one company or station.
The judges reserve the right to request further information about the programme or performer from the nominator. Failure to meet such requests in sufficient detail may result in disqualification.
The judges reserve the right to move any entry to a different entry category if it is judged that such a move is warranted. Entrants will be notified before a category reassignment is made. The judging process will be conducted on-line, and the results will be tabulated and audited. Judges cannot vote for programmes produced for, or submitted by their company or associated company.
No announcement of the winners will be made in advance of the Awards Ceremony. Short-listed programmes, performers and companies will be announced in early November of each year.
The judges’ decision will be final and binding. Neither the Asian Television Awards organising committee nor the judges will enter into any discussion or correspondence regarding the outcome of any decision.
Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year and the Cable/Satellite or Online Network of the Year Awards
Points from the winning entries of the various categories from the Awards will be used to determine the winners of the Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year Award and the Cable/Satellite or Network of the Year Award.
For each win in a Programming category (e.g. Best Children’s Programme), the platform will receive 10 points. For each nomination in a Programming category, the platform will receive 1 point.
For each win in the Performance and Technical & Creative category (e.g. Best Actor in a Leading Role), the platform will receive half the points awarded for a Programming category win, i.e. a wins in a Performance and Technical & Creative category will get 5 points.
Only entries submitted directly by broadcasters (terrestrial, cable, satellite or online) will be counted towards points Terrestrial Broadcaster Year Award and the Cable / Satellite or Online Network of the Year. Entries submitted by production companies, webcasters or digital companies directly will not count towards these awards.
The broadcaster or network with the highest number of points will be awarded Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year Award or Cable/Satellite or Onlne Network of the Year.