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Seoul net tops Asian TV Awards

Ceremony took place at Suntec Ballroom in Singapore

SINGAPORE — At the Asian TV Awards 2006 held Thursday, Seoul Broadcasting System nabbed kudos as terrestrial channel of the year, with Korean Broadcasting System as runner-up and Munhwa Broadcasting Corp highly commended.

Ceremony took place at the Suntec Ballroom in Singapore.

CNN Intl. was drew the cable and satellite channel kudos, with Discovery Channel as runner-up and MediaCorp News’ Channel News Asia Intl., Singapore, highly commended.

Awards are presented to the channels with the highest number of winning, runner-up and highly commended entries in the programming and performance categories, along with select technical and creative categories.

Twenty-one nods were bestowed from 1,331 submissions from 15 countries. Back in ATA’s inaugural year of 1996, just 300 entries were received.

SBS wins included reality show for “Real Situations Sunday — Changing Our Child’s Behavior.”

CCNI scooped news/current affairs honors for “Pakistan Earthquake: Rising From the Ruins”; news presenter or anchor for CNN Today’s Kristie Lu Stout; and current affairs presenter for Stan Grant in “Rising From the Ruins.”