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 | supporting .radio
2017 is a big year for radio. A new Top Level Domain (TLD) name – .radio – is being launched for the radio community that will progressively change the way people are reaching internet resources linked to radio.
.radio can be used for web and email addresses and will be managed by the EBU with the support of the other world broadcasting unions, including the Association for International Broadcasting.
Exceptionally for the internet world, this project is a Community TLD, run for the benefit of the whole radio industry as well as amateur enthusiasts and people and companies with active interest in the radio sector.
The World .Radio Advisory Board (WRAB) provides guidance on the administration of the domain. The AIB’s chief executive, Simon Spanswick, chairs the WRAB.
More information is available at register.radio.
The AIBs 2017 | open to productions in every language
Key information in selected languages
The AIBs 2017 Categories
Breaking news report
Continuing news coverage
Science, technology and nature
Politics and business
Arts and culture
Children’s and youth
Presenter of the year
Continuing news coverage
Arts and culture
Presenter of the year
AIB Impact Award
AIBs 2017 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