The Asian Television Awards is celebrating its 25th year with a three-day grand awards festival commencing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from January 15-17, 2021. Since its founding in 1996, it recognizes actors, directors, producers, hosts and presenters, alongside Asian programs and TV networks.
The 25th Asian Television Awards will be hosted by some of the biggest Asian talents across the region. Wallace Ang and Ji Xiaojun are expected to present one of Asia Pacific’s most celebrated and prestigious ceremonies again, along with local Cambodian talents Heng Vichai and Heng Keonita and last year’s Asian Television Awards winner for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Anyarin Terathananpat.
Khmer star Ieng Vichai is a writer, producer and actor, having appeared in many local television shows and endorsements. TV personality Heng Keonita debuted the industry in
2007, and since then has appeared in famed shows and events. Both being in the industry for more than 10 years, the two BayonTV hosts are fitting to take center stage as official emcees for the Asian Television Awards.It’s Wallace Ang’s third time to host the Awards show, including the 24th Asian Television Awards that was held in Manila, Philippines earlier this year. The Singaporian multi-faceted personality and host was first noticed when he was still a student in the National University of Singapore. He currently has numerous television commercials and print advertisements under his belt and has worked with global brands like Adidas and Hugo Boss among many.
Bilingual CCTV anchor Ji Xiaojun has presented for major events such as the Beijing Olympics, Guangzhou Asian Games and this year’s 24th Asian Television Awards. He has also received the National Golden Microphone Awards in 2012, the highest award in Chinese television industry. It will be his second time to host the famed Awards show.
This will be the first time for Thai actress, model and TV host, Anyarin Terathananpat to be presenting at the famed Awards show. Last year, she was recognized for her role in “Loop of Vengeance”; garnering the Best Supporting Actress recognition in the 24th Asian Television Awards.
The 25th Asian Television Awards will be televised live to 500 million homes across a network of regional broadcasters worldwide. It will also be streamed through the Awards show’s official Facebook page. All festivities will be produced in partnership with Bayon TV.
The Asian Television Awards has received numerous entries from more than 100 broadcasters across Asia, including India, China, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Kazakhstan.
Reference: Charles Pan
Wonder Paradise Cambodia
By : Bo Sal