Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
As part of the just concluded, annual meeting of AsiaVision at the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union News Summit was the awarding of the annual AsiaVision Award.
For the second year running, MCOT Public Company Limited was the winner.
MCOT is Thailand's biggest broadcast media organisation that includes the Channel 9 network and more than 60 radio stations. Now a public listed company, MCOT is regarded as the defacto voice of the government of the day.
NHK of Japan was awarded the top prize in the breaking news category and Doordarshan TV (India) and IRIB (Iran) were named joint winners for news quality.
Asiavision is the daily satellite TV news exchange program among media organizations and agencies in the region that includes: Bangladesh, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Also at the News Summit, ABU members agreed to pursue a broadband delivery system for the exchange of news and program content among member radio and television organisations.