Discovery Communications India bags 7 trophies at 25th Asian Television Awards
Discovery Communications India wins big at the 25th Asian Television Awards, as it bagged the award for Cable/Satellite/Online Network of the Year. Making this moment even more special, Discovery Channel boasts of the maximum wins and nominations at the awards as it brings home 6 more trophies; three prestigious awards for the documentary ‘India 2050’, produced by Wide Angle Films, in the categories Best Current Affairs Programme, Best Social Awareness Programme and Best Direction (Non-Fiction).
To further add to this moment of celebration, Discovery Channel also bagged the award for Best Editing, for its documentary ‘Man Woman and #MeToo’, produced by VICE Media for Discovery Communications India, that talks about patriarchy and its various ramifications in the Indian society. Crediting two wins to its name, the extremely popular and record-breaking episode of ‘Man vs Wild with Bear Grylls and Prime Minister Modi’, produced by Propagate Content For Discovery Communications India, won the award for Best Entertainment Programme (One/Off or Annual) and Best Infotainment Programme.
Talking about this achievement, Megha Tata, Managing Director – South Asia, Discovery, said, “The entire team at Discovery Communications India is thrilled to be named as the Network of the Year at 25th Asian Television Awards, especially right after when we celebrated our 25 years in the country. Such awards recognise the efforts put in by everyone at Discovery and further motivate us to keep on creating such purpose driven content which entertains, informs and inspires.” She adds, “Celebrating this unique and prestigious win, Discovery Communications India thanks its audience for the endless love.”
India-2050 takes a hard-hitting look at the existential threat of climate change in India. Combining visual effects built on projected outcomes, with compelling human stories from across the nation, this is a riveting, first-of-its-kind account of the impending climate crisis. The documentary begins with Jaipur, known as the Pink City of India, but imagined as in 2050, completely buried under piles of sand. It then moves into the future of currently flourishing metropolises of Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata, giving viewers a terrifying glimpse of what is to come, for each of these metro cities.
Man, Woman and #MeToo, while tracing the #MeToo movement across India, delves into the origins of patriarchy in the country, the magnitude of the problem and how each one of us has played a part in it - as enablers, almost on a daily basis. It also features specialists who explain the reasons of India's inherent patriarchy through real-life examples and case studies.
Man vs Wild features survivalist Bear Grylls as he embarks on an adventure into the jungles of India with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This special episode had been shot in the Jim Corbett National Park, and showcased a frank and freewheeling journey, throwing light on wildlife conservation and highlighting issues related to environmental change. The adventurous pair even had to make a raft & cross a jungle river together!
India 2050, Man Woman and #MeToo and Man vs Wild with Bear Grylls and Prime Minister Modi are streaming now on India’s first aggregated real-life entertainment streaming app- discovery+.
Launched in 1996, Asian Television Awards is the Asian TV industry’s most significant and celebrated event, recognizing excellence in programming, production and performance. Determined by an expert panel of over 50 judges, the Awards comprise over 50 categories. with entries from a wide range of broadcasters, including free-to-air television stations, Pay-Tv platforms, streaming services, short video platforms as well as many independent production houses from across the APAC regions including India, Pakistan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand.