2017 marks the thirteenth year that the Association for International
Broadcasting stages its truly global celebration of factual content.
Launched at the suggestion of AIB Members in 2005, over the past twelve
have caught the imagination and attention of programme
makers around the world. Today, the
represent our highly respected
showcase for the best factual content produced worldwide.
are a truly international event. In 2016, we received entries from
producers working in television, radio and online in more than 40 countries
and in every continent. Their work was judged by a panel of independent,
expert judges drawn from the media industry around the world. And our
awards gala dinner in London brought together editors, producers, journalists
and executives from companies in almost 30 countries.
In 2016, we introduced our
Masterclass. This new initiative provides the
opportunity for programme makers to share their experiences in making
award-winning content in greater depth, providing a genuine forum to
explore new ideas and delve into a wide variety of programme making
are about sharing the best work and discovering the motivation for
making some of the most informative, challenging and rewarding content
on the planet. As a global competition, we go out of our way to encourage
entries in all languages, so the reach of the
is immense and the
competition is inclusive.
Our awards night is informal and reflects our commitment to be collaborative
and to share insights and to hear great ideas, wherever they come from. Each
year, we are humbled to receive the most remarkable feedback from our
guests. They tell us that the
are insightful, thoughtful, captivating and
Now I should like to extend an invitation to you to partner with the
This annual competition provides the opportunity to align your brand with
the world’s very best factual content.
Please look through this booklet and then talk to us about the opportunities.
I look forward to welcoming you as a partner of the