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SBS Radio wins two ABU Awards in Seoul

Wednesday 17 October, 2012

SBS Radio has won two prestigious awards in Seoul at the 2012 ABU Prizes. This story now UPDATED with the full list of winners.


Pop Asia won the Radio Interactive Programs category, reflecting the significance of the channel in building audiences for digital radio in Australia, as well as its achievements in cross platform interaction with its audience.

Just after they received their award, winners Jamaica DelaCruz and Matthew Smith spoke to radioinfo’s Steve Ahern, who is in Seoul for the ABU General Assembly.

SBS personality Michelle Lovegrove, who presents Living Black, won the ABU prize for best Radio Personality.


The awards were presented in a glittering live tv ceremony in the studios of KBS Korea in Seoul. SBS also won several television awards.



The full list of ABU Prizes is as follows:

ABU Radio Prizes Winners for 2012

  • Drama - The Day I Became Iron by JBA Mainichi Broadcasting System, Japan;
  • Interactive Programmes – SBS Pop Asia, SBS-Australia;
  • Radio Jingles, Promos or Station IDs – Let’s Introduce Our Culture: Dalang, RRI-Indonesia;
  • On-Air Personality – Michelle Lovegrove, SBS-Australia;
  • News Reporting – Burning Garden, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK);
  • Documentary – The Boy with the Violin (World Stories), BBC;
  • Special Jury Prize – Thorns on the Way, Bangladesh Betar (BB);
  • ABU Seoul Prize (Radio) – Green Radio, RRI – Indonesia.


ABU TV Prizes Winners for 2012

  • Drama – Inklusion by ARD Bayerischer Rundfunk, Germany;
  • Documentary – Tears of the Antarctic, MBC-South Korea;
  • Children - And It’s Up to You (Ene mene bu), ARD ZDF KiKa, Germany;
  • News Reporting – The Policeman Zookeeper, Caring for animals, caring for people, JBA Kansai Telecasting, Japan;
  • Sports – Tour de France 2011 Opener, SBS-Australia;
  • Entertainment – Lady’s Story, 1600 Days of Motherless Chimpanzee and a Zookeeper, JBA STV, Japan;
  • ABU Perspective Award – Global Report, The Global Water Crisis, KBS-Korea;
  • Special Jury Prize – The President of Grey Republic, Metro TV, Indonesia.
  • ABU Seoul Prize (TV) – CARE Series, KBS Korea


ABU Technical Awards Winners for 2012

  • Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award – Dr Kazuyoshi Shogen, Senior Associate Director, BSAT Japan;
  • Engineering Industry Excellence Award – James Rodney Santiago, Consultant, Association of Radio Industries & Businesses, Philippines;
  • Technical Review Prize 2012 Best Article Award – Dr Ngo Thai Tri, Nguyen Chien Thang and Hoang Thanh Tung, AVG-Vietnam.


Other Awards

  • Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award – I-Witness: Piggy Bank, GMA Network , Philippines;
  • Dennis Anthony Memorial Award – China’s Manned Space Mission, a Success, CCTV-China.


Disclosure: Steve Ahern was one of the judges of the international ABU Prizes.

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