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"

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the AIBs 2018.

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition.


Congratulations to all the shortlisted entries and we look forward to seeing you at the AIBs gala dinner on the 7th November.

Shortlist for the Asia-Pacific Sustainability Awards

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Asia-Pacific Sustainability Awards 2018.

You can see the shortlist for the two categories in the Asia-Pacific Sustainability Awards here.

Shortlisted entries are invited to join RTI at their 90th celebration gala dinner on the 27th September 2018 in Taipei

The winners will  be revealed during the gala dinner celebrations.

The AIBs 2018 Entry Book

Read the AIBs 2018 entry book here.

You can see the PDF entry book here.

The AIBs 2018 Categories 


Arts and culture
Human interest
Politics and business
Science, technology, nature
Short documentary
Domestic affairs
International affairs
Sport event coverage
Daily journalism


Daily journalism
Arts and culture
Human interest
Factual podcast






Breakthrough Talent (across all platforms)
International Channel of the Year 
AIB Impact Award
Asia-Pacific Sustainability Award (open to both TV/video and Audio/radio programmes)

The AIBs 2018 | open to productions in every language

The AIBs 2018 Broadcast Partner

Sponsors of the AIBs 2018

Radio Taiwan is the national broadcaster of Taiwan. RTI broadcasts to the world in 13 thirteen languages under the call sign “Radio Taiwan International”. RTI’s mission is to accurately report on Taiwan’s democratic achievements, arts and humanities, culture and social developments, traditional customs and infrastructure projects. With its diverse and lively programming, RTI remains the international community’s premier window on Taiwan.

This year RTI is celebrating its 90th anniversary.

RTI are sponsoring the first Asia-Pacific Sustainability Awards.

Signiant’s intelligent file movement software helps the world’s top content creators and distributors ensure fast, secure delivery of large files over public and private networks. Built on patented acceleration technology, the company’s on-premises software and cloud-native SaaS solutions allow businesses of every size to optimize mission-critical file transfers between users, data centers, and the cloud.

Sponsor of Daily journalism TV/video.

Celebro Media provides first-class tv studios and live services, delivered via industry leading IP connectivity. Celebro Studios are used by some of the world’s biggest broadcasters to make thousands of hours of content every week for traditional television coverage and online media.

Sponsor of International Channel of the Year.

The AIBs 2018 will be hosted by Mark Barton, Bloomberg Television.

Mark, pictured, first hosted the AIBs in 2016 and returns to this 14th annual awards dinner that will take place at LSO St Luke’s in London on Wednesday 7 November 2018.

Mark Barton is an anchor for Bloomberg Television and is the network’s longest serving presenter in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He currently hosts “Bloomberg Markets” and “The European Close,” which bring the most important developments of the financial and business day to a global audience.

Mark began his career as an intern at Bloomberg News in March 1995. Six months later he was one of the five journalists who founded Bloomberg TV’s European operations in London.

He’s played an integral role in establishing Bloomberg Television as a global financial and business news network. Mark has anchored all of the network’s prime-time programs, breaking and analysing the biggest global business, economic, financial market and geopolitical events of the past two decades, including six UK general elections and six US elections. He’s travelled the world to interview more than 10,000 newsmakers. They’ve included presidents, princes, prime ministers, members of the US Federal Reserve and most of the global business elite. Among his personal career highlights are interviews with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the late Israeli leader Shimon Peres.

MarExit Visual Builderk is a true all-rounder. His professional interests range from politics to sport and film. His one professional regret remains not reporting from the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood.

Mark graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History. He has three small children and lives in London.

Supporters of the AIBs 2018

The AIBs Advisory Group 2018

Nikolay Bogachihin - Head of RT UK

Al Brown VP.Programming & Film - VICE Studios UK

Paul Bushnell - Auckland Manager, Radio New Zealand

Dorothy Byrne - Head of News and Current Affairs - Channel 4, UK

Eugen Cojocariu - Head of Radio - Radio Romania International

Phil Critchlow - CEO - TBI Media, UK

Nance Haxton - Freelance Journalist, Australia

Will Jordan - Investigative Producer, Al Jazeera Media Network

John Lippman - Deputy, Language Programming, Voice of America, USA

Greg Moyer - CEO - Blue Chalk Media, USA

Andrew O'Connell - VP Development & Production - Discovery Channel, UK

Carla Sapsford Newman - Freelance Journalist, Singapore

Joanna Spiteri - CEO, Malta Broadcasting Authority

Ben Taylor - Creative Director - Snappin' Turtle, UK

Anders Thomsen - Commissioning Executive, Documentary, DR1, DR3, Denmark

Xiaoying Zhang - Deputy Head International Relations, Deutsche Welle, Germany

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.

The Awards Advisory Group meeting took place on the 23rd February 2018.

Nikolay Bogachihin – Head of RT UK, RT TV 

Al Brown – VP, Programming & Film, VICE Studios UK 

Paul Bushnell – Auckland Manager, Radio New Zealand 

Dorothy Byrne – Head of News and Current Affairs, Channel 4, UK 

Eugen Cojocariu – Head of Radio, Radio Romania International 

Phil Critchlow – CEO – TBI Media, UK 

Nance Haxton – Freelance Journalist, Australia 

Will Jordan – Investigative Producer, Al Jazeera Media Network 

John Lippman – Deputy, Language Programming, Voice of America 

Greg Moyer – CEO – Blue Chalk Media, USA 

Andrew O’Connell – VP Development & Production, Discovery Channel, UK 

Carla Sapsford Newman – Freelance journalist, Singapore 

Joanna Spiteri – CEO, Malta Broadcasting Authority 

Ben Taylor – Creative Director, Snappin’ Turtle, UK 

Anders Thomsen – Commissioning Executive, Documentary DR1, DR3 

Xiaoying Zhang – Deputy Head International Relations, Deutsche Welle, Germany

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.

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.