Published on 1 October 2015
Singapore, 1 October, 2015 - The grand trophy at the Asian Television Awards has a huge tag to its reputation and this year is no exception. The Asian Television Awards 2015 committee has unanimously selected Changle Liu, Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Satellite Television Co. to be awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award to Asian Television.
This Award honours a senior industry professional whose contribution to Asian television has significantly influenced the development and set trends at the forefront of the industry. Liu founded Phoenix TV, which now operates six satellite TV channels and has merged many other business fronts, including new media, outdoor LED, weekly magazine, publishing, radio broadcasting and education, covering over 180 countries and regions. Phoenix TV is a listed company in the HK Stock Exchange. Its new media subsidiary IFENG.COM also went public in NYSE in 2011.
Liu has been appointed a Justice of the Peace by the government of the HKSAR, and was later awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the government too. He was conferred an honorary doctoral degree in literature by the City University of Hong Kong since 2005. Liu has been the Chairman of the iEMMYs Festival, which is run by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Liu is recipient of numerous titles including “Wiseman of the Media Industry”, “Top 10 Most Innovative Media Entrepreneurs in Mainland China”, “Leader of Global Mandarin TV Program Providers” and “Outstanding Figure in Media Branding”. Liu is a visiting professor and director of the board at a number of mainland universities, and a doctoral adviser at Communication University of China. Liu was also appointed as honorary chairman of “World Chinese-language Media Co-operation Alliance”. In June 2015, Liu was appointed as honorary academician of United International College founded by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University.
His experience and contribution to the industry sets him apart from his peers regionally and internationally.