New Delhi: Discovery claimed top honours at the Asian Television Awards 2015 in Singapore last night, with Discovery Channel winning ‘Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year’ and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific taking home the coveted ‘Cable & Satellite Network of the Year’ award.
Discovery also picked up three wins: ‘Best Documentary Series’ for ABALONE WARS 3 (Discovery Channel), ‘Best Natural History or Wildlife Programme’ for REVEALED: RANN OF KUTCH (Discovery Channel), and ‘Best Cinematography’ for THE MINORITY (Discovery Channel); and was Highly Commended in six other categories (please refer to the appendix).
Arthur Bastings, President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said, “Bagging the two top awards in the cable and satellite category is a huge honour. Discovery has spent the last 21 years telling great local stories across Asia Pacific. From natural history to extreme jobs, we are focused on delivering content that resonates and deepens our connection with viewers. The recognition across various categories is testament to the strength and quality of our productions, talent, and teams. This only inspires us to further raise the bar and embrace opportunities of a fast-changing media landscape.”
Rahul Johri, EVP & GM – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific said, “This recognition reflects Discovery’s ingenious and differentiated approach to connect and entertain the discerning Indian viewer.”
In September, Discovery announced a slate of 13 new local productions out of Asia Pacific including from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, Australia and Japan, further reinforcing the company’s commitment to investing in content and boosting its localisation efforts.
Now in its 20th year, the Asian Television Awards is the only event of its kind within the region, and upholds a prestigious reputation of showcasing quality television production. The awards attract more than 1,200 entries across over 30 categories annually.