The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has launched its 9th annual international awards covering all that is best in information media, with a call for entries in any language from every country to be submitted by 5 July.
CRANBROOK, UK 13 MAY 2013 –For the ninth successive year the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) is shining the spotlight on the best of factual broadcasting, whether it is on radio, on TV or on transmedia platforms. Entries for the 2013 AIBs are invited from all over the world and can be in any language.
The AIBs have a history of attracting the very best content, with programmes entered by broadcasters, independent producers and journalists from countries on every continent. The awards are independent of commercial interest and judged by a panel of independent highly respected media professionals.
“Winners have told us how much it means to be presented with an AIB Award,” says Simon Spanswick, CEO of the AIB. “It is a recognition of fantastic effort and skill given by their peers in the broadcasting industry. Being selected for the shortlist has also helped programmes to gain commercial success and programme-makers to develop their careers. Broadcasters have bought featured programmes and producers have spotted rising talent. We’re proud to have helped talented people further their careers over the last eight years.”
As well as live journalism and documentaries that inform debate, the AIB is also searching for the best in science programming, and the best children’s factual programme or series. For the second year there is an award for the best short documentary, feature or report – factual story-telling in under ten minutes; this will represent this growing genre which is available not just from traditional broadcasters but also from online platforms such as YouTube and increasingly on the websites of newspapers and online news publishers.
Online upload and viewing capability will make the AIBs greener than in previous years. It will save entrants having to ship tapes and the judges, who are based all over the globe, will have easy access to the entries.
Entries must be submitted to the AIB by Friday 5 July 2013. Full details of the awards and how to enter are contained in the “AIBs 2013 Entry Booklet” which can be viewed and downloaded from the AIB website at www.aib.org.uk.
The winners will announced at the AIB awards gala in London on Wednesday 6th November 2013 which will be held in the stunning surroundings of LSO St Luke’s, the education and training centre of the London Symphony Orchestra, in the company of guests from around the world.
The AIBs also include awards for best TV and radio personality and for innovative production technology. The full list of categories is:
- Live journalism
- International current affairs documentary
- Domestic current affairs documentary
- Investigative documentary
- Children’s factual programme/series (sponsored by RTG TV)
- Science programme or scientific coverage
- Specialist genre programme or series
- Live sports coverage
- Short documentary or report
- Live journalism
- Current affairs documentary
- Investigative documentary
- Creative feature
- International TV personality
- International radio personality
- Most innovative production technology
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About RTG TV
Russian Travel Guide TV is sponsoring this year’s “Children’s factual programme/series” award. RTG TV is an international documentary TV channel focused on the cultural and geographical variety of the world’s largest country. It covers a wide range of topics from history to culture, cuisine, nature programmes, active holidays, andRussia’s ethnic mix.
About the AIB
Established in 1993, the AIB is the international not-for-profit, non-governmental industry association and global knowledge network for the international broadcasting industry – cross-media, cross-border, cross-cultural. With a reach of over 25,000 communicators and media professionals, AIB is a unique centre of information about international broadcasting, covering TV, radio, online and mobile. AIB researches regular market intelligence briefings for its members and provides client-specific consultancy and project support. Members receive an extensive package of services throughout the year. AIB publishes the comprehensive Global Broadcasting Sourcebook and the international media magazine, The Channel. AIB hosts the annual AIB International Media Excellence Awards – the “AIBs”. For more information, visit www.aib.org.uk and theaibs.tv or call +44 (0) 20 7993 2557
For further information please contact Roger Stone at the AIB
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