The prestigious New York Festivalsâ€™ TV Broadcaster of the Year Award was presented to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) at the 2007 New York Festivals Awards gala and ceremony held February 2nd at NYCâ€™s Broad Street Ballroom.
The CBC took awards in over 30 categories in the International TV Programming and Promotion competition, culminating in eight Gold World Medals, four Silver World Medals, three Bronze World Medals and 16 Finalist Certificates. In October 2006, CBC won the New York Festivals Radio Broadcaster of The Year Award.
"CBC has impressed our judges with an extraordinarily high level of creativity and consistently outstanding production values," said New York Festivalsâ€™ CEO, Jimmy Smyth. "The socially relevant subject matter that forms the heart of virtually all their work distinguishes it with a gravitas that marks it as both moving and relevant."
A blue ribbon panel of judges from the global broadcast industry reviewed entries from 36 countries around the globe before selecting the following CBC-produced winners:
GOLD WORLD MEDALS:
|the fifth estate||Rogue Agent||Best Investigative Report|
|the fifth estate||Fasten Your Seatbelts||Best Public Affairs Program|
|the fifth estate||Tsunami-Untold Stories||Health/Medical Information|
|CBC Saskatchewan||Shedding the Past||Human Interest (Inserts)|
|Legacy||The Will to Survive||Community Portraits|
|The National||Land, Gold and Women||Cultural Issues|
|Mission||Suez||History & Society|
|Nuclear||Jihad||Social Issues/Current Events|
SILVER WORLD MEDALS:
|the fifth estate||Failing Jeffrey||Best Investigative Report|
|the fifth estate||First Stories||Cultural Issues|
|CBC News:Sunday||Bahmanâ€™s Journey||National/International Affairs|
|CBC Saskatchewan||Street Cents||Teen Programs (Ages 13-17)|
BRONZE WORLD MEDALS:
|the fifth estate||Few Bad Apples||Coverage of On-Going News Story (Long-form)|
|Tainted Evidence||Forensics on Trial||Science & Technology|
|Tainted Evidence||The Big Band Broadcast||Best Soundtrack/Audio mix|
ABOUT THE NEW YORK FESTIVALS: Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, New York Festivals (NYF) is an International Awards Group (IAG) Company. Recognizing The Worldâ€™s Best Workâ„¢ in advertising and programming, IAG and its sister shows, AME, Globals and Midas, honor creativity in global communications through eight annual competitions. NYF now has representation in more countries than any other media competition. For further information visit: www.newyorkfestivals.com