Seoul, South Korea – For the second year, Asia’s most anticipated annual digital creator awards show, WebTVAsia Awards 2016 makes a spectacular return on 26 November 2016 with K-pop mega stars, SNSD (Girls’ Generation) and Japan’s global viral sensation Piko Taro. They will headline an all-star line-up of over 500 leading artistes, digital creators and entertainment industry leaders from 12 countries in Asia. The awards ceremony is organised and hosted by WebTVAsia, a digital media and entertainment company that develops, produces, markets and distributes content across multiple digital platforms.
“The WebTVAsia Awards, with the theme, “Celebrate Asia” is more than an awards show. It is a physical platform to showcase the best Asian content creators with the objective of creating the next regional or even global superstar, “said Fred Chong, group CEO, WebTVAsia. “Through this celebration of Asian digital content creators, we also aim to drive collaboration among the diverse talent across Asia to develop content that is uniquely for the Asian Millennial audience,” continued Chong.
This year, WebTVAsia brings its Awards show to Korea, a country highly respected as a global leader in media and entertainment and as a way to showcase the country’s best digital talent, content and culture to the rest of the world. A total of 33 award categories including the most coveted Freaking Awesome Video of the Year, Channel of the Year and Breakout Creator of the Year are up for grabs this year among 150 nominees selected from China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and India.
The awards presentation ceremony will be held at the Korea International Exhibition Centre (KINTEX) in Seoul, Korea on 26 November 2016. The show comprising special performances and star appearances will be streamed live globally on WebTVAsia’s official YouTube channel, with exclusive curated updates on its official Facebook and Instagram accounts.
In the spirit of ”Celebrate Asia”, a stellar cast of celebrity performers and award presenters from across the continent will grace the ceremony. They include Namewee, Jannine Wiegel, Momoland, Chipu, Choi Jin Hyuk, Radio Fish, Kandy, K Tigers, Bie The Ska, Kelly Poon, Sofia Andres, Amogood, Jessica Mila, S. White, Mark O’Dea, Suran, Leona Chin, Haoren, Wang Yang, Daniel Cheah, KLEAR, Michiyo, Park Jang Geun and Bhuvam Bam.