Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Japan and China top winners of ABU Prizes

Japan and China were the top winners of the 2011 ABU Prizes. 

The winners were announced during the ABU Prizes awards ceremony last night. The event was held in conjunction with the 48th ABU General Assembly in New Delhi, India.

Japan was the big winner in the TV segment, winning awards in the drama, youth, news and documentary categories. It also won a radio prize for its drama as well as the Dennis Anthony Memorial Award for its coverage of the 11 March disaster.  

China hauled three radio awards for its news, documentary and external broadcast programmes while its entertainment show nabbed a TV prize. 

This year's competition saw an increase in submissions. There were 141 entries for the TV categories and 73 radio programme submissions.  

(Source : Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)

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