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MediaCorp bags four regional TV awards

Channel NewsAsia's "Surviving Haiyan" documentary and Channel 8 drama "C.L.I.F.2" among the programmes that received accolades at the 2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards 2014.

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp won three awards at the 2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards 2014 held in Macau last Thursday (June 26), and a creative win at the recent 2014 Apollo Awards – both regional awards honouring the best in TV production.

Channel NewsAsia bagged the Outstanding TV Documentary for Nature & Environment for "Surviving Haiyan", which follows survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines as they struggle to rebuild their lives.

Channel 8 drama, "C.L.I.F.2", a story about the lives of a group of policemen, won Best Action Drama. "The Journey: A Voyage", a 2013 year-end blockbuster about the lives of Singapore’s early immigrants, took home the Outstanding Scriptwriter Award, and was also nominated in the Best Director and Best Historical Drama categories.

MediaCorp variety programmes also garnered several nominations. "Finding U" was nominated for Best Entertainment Programme, Game & Quiz Show, with its hosts Kym Ng and Ben Yeo nominated in the Best TV Entertainment Programme Host category. Quan Yi Fong, winner of 2011’s Best TV Entertainment Programme Host for "Life Transformers 2", was nominated for "Love On A Plate 2".

At the 2014 Apollo Awards, "The Journey: A Voyage" won Best Music Composition – Full Length Versions, and was nominated in the Colour Grading and Sound Design – Long Form categories. Other nominations include "Sudden" for Music Composition – Full Length Versions and "There Was a Time" for Art Direction at the Apollo Awards.

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