Cable channel Discovery claimed top honors at the Asian Television Awards 2015 in Singapore on December 5, foremost of which is the recognition of “Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year.”
Moreover, its program Abalone Wars 3, which followed fearless men and women who risk their lives diving for abalone in the hostile waters off the South Australian coastline, won “Best Documentary Series; while Revealed: Rann of Kutch won “Best Natural History or Wildlife Program,” and “Best Cinematography” for The Minority.
Arthur Bastings, President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said of the recognitions, “Bagging the two top awards in the cable and satellite category is a huge honor. 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.”
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 localization 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.