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 marks the 14th year of the AIBs.

These independent and influential awards will open for entry on the 3rd April 2018

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.

 

We are pleased to announce that our inaugural sponsor of the AIBs 2018 is

AIBs Advisory Group 2018

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 is meeting again to help steer the Association as it plans this year’s AIBs.

The Advisory Group meeting will take place on the 23rd february 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

 

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

Catherine Cano – President and General Manager, CPAC, Canada

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

Paul Martin – Founder, MediaZones, UK

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

Kwasi Twum – Chief Executive, The Multimedia Group, Ghana

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.

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 - categories

Video

Breaking news report sponsored by 

Continuing news coverage sponsored by  

News feature

Short documentary

Science, technology and nature

Human interest

 

Politics and business

Arts and culture

International affairs

Investigative

Sport

Children’s and youth

Presenter of the year

Audio

Continuing news coverage

News feature

Arts and culture

Investigative

Human interest

Presenter of the year

Cross-media/Interactive

Interactive

Impact

AIB Impact Award

The AIBs 2017 | open to productions in every language

Key information in selected languages