The Vietnam Television (VTV) hosted a ceremony in Hanoi on October 28 to honour outstanding Asian-Pacific broadcasts as part of the 50th General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).

Speaking at the event, VTV Director General Tran Binh Minh highlighted the prestigious ABU Prizes that was initiated in 1964 with the purpose of acclaiming best products in this field in the region.

Winning broadcasts were selected from 260 radio and TV programmes nominated by over 20 nations, including telefilm and documentary, Minh noted.

The Republic of Korea won big with four TV prizes in Documentary, Entertainment, Sports, and Drama, while the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) was awarded with Interactive Programme, On-Air Personality, and News Reporting.

The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) received special prize from the jury for its “Hot Radio”, whilst the host got two certificates of merit for the creations of “Dreaming Stars” and “Conservation of Delacour’s langurs”.

Special art performances were also held during the awarding ceremony.-VNA