After the success of the inaugural event last year, BizAsia will once again partner with AVTA. As part of its deal, BizAsia will bring exclusive updates leading up to the black-tie event. Furthermore, BizAsia will be covering the event on the night with live updates.

AVTA 2016 is completely interactive whereby viewers nominate and vote for winners via an online system. The 12 award categories include News Channel of the Year; Reality Programme of the Year; Music Channel of the Year; Urdu Channel of the Year; Punjabi Channel of the Year; Bengali Channel of the Year; Chinese Channel of the Year; Best of British; Soap of the Year; Male Actor of the Year; Female Actor of the Year; General Entertainment Channel of the Year. This year sees one new category; Chinese Channel of the Year.

Previous years, have seen television heartthrob Karan Tacker host the event, with special appearances from Sanaya Irani, Gautam Rode, Mohit Sehgal, Vivian D’Sena and Vahbiz Dorabjee, Aneri Vajani, Mishkat Varma.

Raj Baddhan, Co-Founder of BizAsia said, “We’re excited to be collaborating with AVTA for the 2016 awards. After success over previous years we feel the AVTA team have a much bigger and better show lined up and we’re looking forward to providing more coverage for the fans.”

Ajay Singh, Business Development Manager for Digi Media Global said, “We feel the relationship we have with BizAsia is always mutually beneficial to our brand. The AVTA team is excited at the prospect of adding a new form of coverage to the awards. We look forward to working closely with Raj and his team.”