The AIB is delighted that Yahoo! Maktoob have agreed to host the viewing and voting for this year’s People’s Choice award. This year’s topic for the People’s Choice is “Best TV coverage of democracy uprisings” so it is fitting that Yahoo! Maktoob with its 55 million monthly viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, should be the site where viewers can look at the best TV programmes on a topic that has so moved and changed the MENA region over the last year.
The six short-listed entries, from broadcasters across the world, will be available to watch on Yahoo! Maktoob for two weeks from mid-October and each viewer will be able to vote for their favourite with the entry which receives the most online votes being chosen as the winner of the category and receiving their award at the AIBs ceremony in London on Wednesday November 9th.
The programmes will be available with Arabic and English sub-titles making the programmes accessible to a worldwide audience and will leverage Yahoo!’s huge user base to generate ongoing comment and discussion as well as voting.
A press release with futher details of this co-operation between AIB & Yahoo! can be seen here