Robert Chua celebrates channel's Cannes award
with Andrew Sun, additional reporting by Lauren Crothers
We're not sure how many people actually interact with the station, but kudos to Robert Chua Wah-peng (right) and his The Interactive Channel, which just won the 2006 Interactive TV Award for best interactive enhanced television at MIPTV in Cannes, France. The annual conference is a market for television and digital audio-visual producers to plug their wares, interactive and otherwise. Chua was given the prize over competition from Italy, Finland and the US (MTV Gorillaz).
'We're thrilled to have won such a prestigious award,' Chua says. 'The world of television has changed tremendously in the past 40 years. This award reflects TIC's commitment to continuously produce the best suitable content and inject new technologies, giving our viewers constant new experiences.'
Incidentally, one of his channel's programmes will be giving a boost to a worthy organisation tonight. What's Up After 8? will discuss the imminent African food crisis with Oxfam. The show airs from 8pm to 9pm on i-Cable channel 27 or Hong Kong Cable channel 47.