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Discovery Networks Wins Big At Asian Television Awards 2010

Gets Cable & Satellite Network of the year and Channel of the year awards along with 17 other wins and commendations.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | December 15, 2010

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) scored a double win at the Asian Television Awards 2010 in Singapore last week, taking home the main award of ‘Cable & Satellite Network of the Year’ and its flagship brand Discovery Channel winning ‘Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year.’  In addition, DNAP picked up 17 wins and commendations in the Programming, Performance and Technical & Creative categories..

DNAP has dominated the awards for the last four years, winning ‘Cable & Satellite Network of the Year’ in 2007 and 2008, and ‘Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year’ (Discovery Channel) in 2009.

Rahul Johri, senior vice president and managing director, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said, “We are extremely pleased to have won the two top awards which reinforce the strength of Discovery brands and the quality of its content.  These awards reflect the company’s achievements and acknowledge tremendous recognition of its team.   Satisfying the curiosity of millions of viewers in India, we will continue to provide the very best in non-fiction programming with relevant, engaging and entertaining content.”

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific is committed to developing the local non-fiction filmmaking industry in the region and growing the documentary genre through various initiatives including the First Time Filmmakers Initiative, the Eye on China and Eye on Malaysia project, Discovery Ignite, the Documentary Directors’ Chair and other training sessions and workshops. To date, Discovery’s local productions have garnered several awards and have been aired internationally. Launched in 1994, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific is a leading provider of non-fiction entertainment that empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through its portfolio of seven high quality brands, including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Home & Health, Discovery Turbo, and Discovery HD World. Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific is broadcasted in 13 different languages on 32 unique feeds, and has a cumulative reach of over 508 million subscription units.

Now into its 15th year, the Asian Television Awards, the media industry’s most prestigious event, recognises the region’s programming and production excellence. Close to 1,000 entries from 15 countries around Asia-Pacific were received this year and were reviewed by a panel of judges comprising notable industry experts and leaders. These awards of merit are presented annually by leading trade publication Television Asia Plus, supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA).

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