Mumbai: Discovery Communications India wins big at the 25th Asian Television Awards, as it bagged the award for Cable/Satellite/Online Network of the Year. Making this moment even more special, Discovery Channel boasts of the maximum wins and nominations at the awards as it brings home 6 more trophies; three prestigious awards for the documentary ‘India 2050’, produced by Wide Angle Films, in the categories Best Current Affairs Programme, Best Social Awareness Programme and Best Direction (Non-Fiction).
To further add to this moment of celebration, Discovery Channel also bagged the award for Best Editing, for its documentary ‘Man Woman and #MeToo’, produced by VICE Media for Discovery Communications India, that talks about patriarchy and its various ramifications in the Indian society. Crediting two wins to its name, the extremely popular and record-breaking episode of ‘Man vs Wild with Bear Grylls and Prime Minister Modi’, produced by Propagate Content For Discovery Communications India, won the award for Best Entertainment Programme (One/Off or Annual) and Best Infotainment Programme.
Talking about this achievement, Megha Tata, Managing Director – South Asia, Discovery, said, “The entire team at Discovery Communications India is thrilled to be named as the Network of the Year at 25th Asian Television Awards, especially right after when we celebrated our 25 years in the country. Such awards recognise the efforts put in by everyone at Discovery and further motivate us to keep on creating such purpose driven content which entertains, informs and inspires.” She adds, “Celebrating this unique and prestigious win, Discovery Communications India thanks its audience for the endless love.”