Published on 7 December 2012
Singapore, 7 December 2012 – The 17th Asian Television Awards, organised by Contineo Media and official publication Television Asia Plus, was held on December 6, 2012 at the Shangri-La, Singapore.
The awards event was attended by some 400 industry professionals from across Asia, including channel heads, programming execs, creative talent and on-screen personalities.
With 1,327 entries representing 14 Asian nations, including nearly 50 new entrants, ATA2012 ranks as one of the most widely participated television competition this region has seen in 17 years. Three new awards – 2D animation, 3D animation, and a sports presenter award – brought the tally of trophies up-for-grabs to 38, not including the coveted final four awards:
The event kicked off with a glamorous and lively cocktail reception where TV professionals caught up and posed for the cameras before heading into the themed ballroom for a decadent five-course dinner before the awards ceremony.
In attendance were Guests of Honour Minister for Communications and Information, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, as well as Mr. Yeo Chun Cheng, Assistant Chief Executive (Industry) of the Media Development Authority. Other guests included the distinguished advisory board members, judges, guest speakers from the day’s industry events along with this year’s Award nominees.
Also dressed in their finest were leading celebrities from across the region including Hong Kong’s Moses Chan, Nancy Wu and Susan Li; Malaysia’s artistes, Debbie Goh, Jojo Goh, Yeo Yann Yann, Frederick Lee and Jason Dasey; Lee Wei and Lucas Luo from Taiwan; Thai actress, Tansinee Promsut; Philippines’ Gabby Eigernmann; and our very own Christopher Lee, Tay Ping Hui, Joanne Peh, Ann Kok, Chen Han Wei, Chew Chor Meng, Oli Pettigrew, Linda Black; and Alan Wilkins, Andrew Leci and Colette Wong along with the gala’s hosts, Paul Foster and Jaymee Ong.
Thank you all for your participation in the ATA2012. See you in 2013!
Click here for complete list of winners at the 2012 Asian Television Awards