This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Asian Television Awards. With COVID-19 in mind, the Awards will be announcing a revised show format.

Initially planned to be held in Phnom Penh after successfully holding the Awards in Malaysia and Philippines, the coming 25th edition of the Awards will not have physical gatherings. Instead of the three-day format adopted since the 23rd Asian Television Awards, the 25th Asian Television Awards will be held over two days on Friday and Saturday, 15 and 16 January 2021

This year, the Awards will be hosted by Wallace Ang and Benjamin Josiah Tan from Singapore, Ji Xiao Jun from China, Anyarin Terathananpat from Thailand, and Rennie Lau from Malaysia.

The confirmed line up of performers at press time are Alfred Sng, Sherraine Law, Haven and Emiliano Cyrus from Singapore. From Malaysia we have Ernie Zakri and Lee Pei Ling. Dat Ozy from Vietnam will also be performing as well as Sam Concepcion from the Philippines. These eight performers will be performing across the two days bringing us their latest songs and music.

Revised show format

On the first day (Friday, 15 January 2021), the ATA Technical and Creative Awards will be pre-recorded and streamed as live at 2000HRS Singapore via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Weibo. 30 awards will be presented on this show including Best Direction (Non-Fiction).

The second day (Saturday, 16 January 2021), will see the airing of the ATA Live Show. Interesting segments of content comprising more than 30 celebrities from across the region and flashbacks of the Asian Television Awards over its 25-year journey will replace our well-watched and followed Red Carpet. Besides our social media platforms, the ATA Live Show will be carried by our broadcast partner network. 20 awards will be presented on this day including those for Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Drama Series, and Best Direction (Fiction).

Broadcast details of the 25th ATA Live Show

The 25th ATA Live Show will be televised on Saturday, 16 January 2021 at 20:00 SGT. The show will be streamed live through ATA’s FB/IG/Twitter and Weibo as well as available through our broadcast partner network:

Taiwan (Formosa TV)

Hong Kong (Viu TV)

China (Jiangsu Broadcast)

Philippines (CignalColors and TV5)

Indonesia (Channel O, CitraEntertaiment and The Indonesia Channel)

Thailand (Bangkok TV Ch 7)

Vietnam (Today TV)

Cambodia (Bayon TV)

ATA spokesperson Lee Keen Whye said, “The Asian TV Awards is a gathering of broadcast media companies and senior media executives comprising CEOs, Executive Producers and Directors. These are decision-makers who can influence what to film when to film and where to film. It is an opportunity for them to make content about or engage talents from the host country and therefore generate publicity about arts and culture, tourist destinations, and even business opportunities.”

Alan Eucharis, ATA Producer and Wonder Paradise Group CEO added: “As the show licensee, Wonder Paradise is privileged to partner with ATA since 2018. The Awards has evolved on its own organically through a long journey. Moving forward, Wonder Paradise with its regional network is well poised to assist ATA in its mission to recognize both emerging and experienced talents in front of and behind the camera.”