The AIBs are the international awards for factual video, audio and interactive productions.

2018 marks the 14th year of these independent, influential and respected awards.

“The AIBs are some of the most intelligent, thoughtful awards in the industry”

2018 will mark the 14th year of the AIBs.

These independent and influential awards will open for entry on the 3rd April 2018

Sponsor the AIBs 2018

With unprecedented global reach over nine months of constant marketing, the AIBs provide the perfect opportunity to gain brand exposure among executives, producers, journalists, editors, technologists and other media leaders in over 150 countries. 

Read our new partnership brochure in digital page-turning edition that explains about the AIBs, our marketing plan, and sets out some ideas of how your company can support this influential and highly respected competition.

You can also download the brochure in PDF format here.

Congratulations to all the winners at the AIBs on the 1st November 2017.

The Association for International Broadcasting revealed the winners of its 2017 awards at a gala evening in London on 1 November, hosted by Matthew Amroliwala, presenter of Global on BBC World News. (pictured)

2017 has been a record year  for this competition that rewards the best factual productions across video, audio and online. The AIBs are truly international, with work submitted from every continent, and winners from  North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania.

More than 200 people joined the awards night on 1 November, travelling from New Zealand, Australia, North America, Taiwan, Hong Kong and across Europe to celebrate inspiring creativity in factual programming.

See the Winners and Finalists book online here.


BBC Arabic/BBC Our World - Starving Yemen - Winner of the AIB Impact Award

CNN - The Battle for Mosul Begins - Winner in the Breaking news video category

ITV News - Fighting Famine - Winner in the Continuing news coverage video category

ITV News - The Opioid Crisis Ravaging America - Winner in the News feature video category

Al Jazeera English - 101 East - Duterte: A President's Report Card winner in the Politics and business video category

Media Stockade - The Surgery Ship - Winner in the Human interest video category

Channel 4 - Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad - Winner in the Investigative video category

Fusion - The Traffickers - Winner in the International affairs video category

BBC Sport - The FA Cup Final - Winner in the Sport video category

Snappin' Turtle Productions - Can a Robot Replace Ed Sheeran? - Winner in the Children's and youth video category

Mihai Gâdea - Antena 3 - Winner in the Presenter of the year video category

DW Deutsche Welle - Living Planet - The Road to Renewables - Winner in the Continuing news coverage audio category

Al Jazeera English - A Voyage to Antarctica - Winner in the Interactive category

BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC World Service Assignment and Crossing Continents BBC Radio 4 - Stealing Innocence in Malawi - Winner in the Investigative audio category

BBC Radio Bristol for BBC World Service - The Story of the Bamboo Club - Winner in the Human interest audio category

Radio Taiwan International - Rainbows in the Sunlight - Lesbians' Children in Taiwan - Winner in the News feature audio category

John Campbell - Radio New Zealand - Winner in the Presenter of the year audio category (collected by Paul Thompson of RNZ)


Watch highlights of the AIBs 2017

The AIBs 2017 were hosted by Matthew Amrowliwala, presenter of Global on BBC World News, and attended by guests from over 20 countries.

The AIBs 2018 open for entry on 3 April, with the awards event taking place in London on 7 November. 

Full information on this year's competition will be published on this website.

The AIBs 2017 – categories


Breaking news report sponsored by 

Continuing news coverage sponsored by  

News feature

Short documentary

Science, technology and nature

Human interest


Politics and business

Arts and culture

International affairs



Children’s and youth

Presenter of the year


Continuing news coverage
News feature
Arts and culture
Human interest
Presenter of the year




AIB Impact Award


The AIBs 2017 | open to productions in every language

Key information in selected languages

AIBs Advisory Group formed

The Association for International Broadcasting is keen to ensure that the AIBs fully reflect the needs of the media industry around the world. For example, we want to make sure that we provide awards categories that offer the best opportunities for producers to showcase their work.

That’s why this year we have set up an Awards Advisory Group to help steer the Association as it plans this year’s AIBs.

The first meeting of the Advisory Group took place on the 10 March.


Al Brown – Head of Film and Television – VICE UK
Dorothy Byrne – Head of News and Current Affairs – Channel 4, UK
Jo Clinton-Davis – Controller of Factual – ITV, UK
Eugen Cojocariu – Head of Radio – Radio Romania International
Phil Critchlow – CEO – TBI Media, UK
John Lippman – Deputy, Language Programming – Voice of America
Paul Martin – Founder – MediaZones, UK
Greg Moyer – CEO – Blue Chalk Media, USA
Andrew O’Connell – VP Development & Production – Discovery Channel, UK
Carla Sapsford Newman – Management – Business FM 89.9, Malaysia
Will Saunders – Creative Director, Digital – BBC Studios
Ben Taylor – Director – Snappin’ Turtle, UK
Anders Thomsen – Commissioning Executive, Documentary – DR1, DR3, Denmark
Steve Titherington – Senior Commissioner – BBC World Service