Al Arabiya Network scoops 38 awards at the 44th Telly Awards
Posted on 2023 Jun,12

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Al Arabiya Network, the international Arabic news television channel, has received five gold awards at the 44th annual Telly Awards, the world’s largest honour for video and television across all screens.

The Network, which is operated by the media conglomerate MBC, also received 20 silver and 13 bronze awards in various categories, bringing its total number of awards to 38 during the 2023 edition of the competition. Key categories in which Al Arabiya Network won include cultural and historical programming, creative design, documentaries, social media, and use of augmented reality technology.

In the Gold category, Al Arabiya Network received the top honours for General-Cultural (“Ala Khota Al Arab”), General-Public Interest/Awareness (“Special Mission”), Craft-Digital Environments (“Askaritaria Defence Show”), and Craft-Virtual Art Direction (US midterm election coverage).

Its Silver awards included those in General-Documentary: Short Form for “Hikayati on Al Arabiya”, and “Rayan… Butterfly Effect”; as well as General-Journalism & News for the Network’s coverage of the 2023 Türkiye –Syria earthquake, and General-Series/Show for “Hour60 Metaverse”. Al Arabiya Network also received three silver awards in the General-Social Impact category for “Hikayati on Al Arabiya”, as well as special features and reports.

In Bronze, the Network was honoured in categories including Craft-Set Design (“Al Arabiya 360 Show” and “Saudi Budget” opener); General-Cultural (“Rawafed”); General-Documentary: Short Form (“Hikayati on Al Arabiya”); General-History (“Ala Khota Al Arab”); General-Journalism & News (Saudi Budget 2023 coverage); and General-Public Interest/ Awareness (“Al Nadwa”).

Mamdouh AlMuhaini, General Manager of Al Arabiya Network, stated: “We are immensely proud that Al Arabiya Network has been recognised with five prestigious gold awards at the esteemed Telly Awards this year. This remarkable achievement, in addition to over 30 combined silver and bronze awards, solidifies our position as the Arab world’s leading source of news, offering quality coverage to our viewers around the clock.

“These latest awards are truly a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering engaging, informative, and visually captivating content across various categories, including news, cultural and historical programming, and documentaries. We are committed to raising the bar in the industry and shaping the future of news broadcasting in the Middle East and North Africa region.”

Founded in the United States in 1979 to originally honour commercials made for cable and local TV, the Telly Awards has continually evolved to honour the diverse range of content produced in the news landscape today.

This year’s 44th annual edition – entitled “Break through the static” – received nearly 13,000 submissions from across the globe, including the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. The 2023 recipients have included some of the world’s most prominent global brands and companies, such as Netflix, Paramount, and National Geographic Society.

The Telly Awards are judged by members of the Telly Awards Judging Council, a group of over 200+ working industry who have previously won the Telly Awards highest accolade and as such, have demonstrable expertise in the categories they review.