We are already starting to prepare for the 2013 AIBs in November 2013.

Every year we refresh the awards categories to reflect special occasions (such as London  2012 last year) and the constantly evolving world of broadcasting.  Last year, for example, we introduced a category for “Best short documentary or report” which reflects not just increasing output by traditional broadcasters but the new forms of online and mobile broadcasting by new media players and by traditional media enlarging their channels.

If you have ideas for new categories for this year, please let us know.  We would be delighted to consider your suggestions .

Now is also a great time to consider sponsorship of the AIBs.  By signing up early you will benefit from a full year of publicity, from now until January 2014 when we publish the first 2014 edition of The Channel  with full coverage of the awards highlighting the sponsors and winners.  You will be able to take advantage of AIB PR, mailings and website promotion which reaches all over the world to over 30,000 media professionals.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2013 AIBs, contact Matthew Porter to discuss the great opportunities for promoting your brand
matthew.porter (at) aib.org.uk
+44 20 7993 2557