2 ABS-CBN programs finalists in prestigious New York Festivals
A prime time newscast and a news and current affairs program of ABS-CBN have been chosen as finalists and are vying for top awards in the prestigious New York Festivals International Television Programming and Promotions Awards, ABS-CBN News reported Friday.
Reports said that TV Patrol World and The Correspondent were chosen as finalists in their respective categories for television programs worldwide in the 2007 TV Programming and Promotion competition.
ABS-CBN News learned that TV Patrol World and The Correspondents episode "Rugby" are strong contenders to be among the medallists for the best newscast and best news magazine category respectively.
The annual TV Programming and Promotion competition bestows Grand Awards and gold, silver and bronze worldmedals for different categories.
It was learned that the Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition is also a finalist in the news promotion category.
The awards give recognition to the world's best work in news, documentary, information and entertainment programming.
Now on its 48th year, the group also gives credit to music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and IDs.
TV Programming and Promotion entries were judged by hundreds of producers, directors, writers and other media professionals in the US while programming entries were reviewed live by panels of industry experts in New York City and TV stations around the world and promotional entries. Promotional entries, on the other hand, were judged online.
Winners of the competition will be announced at the awarding ceremony to be held on February 2, 2007 at the Downtown Auditorium located at Lower Manhattan's Financial District at No. 41 Broad Street and Exchange Street in New York City.