Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television won a Silver Medal in the Best Animation category for its augmented reality video highlighting the use of F-35 fighter jets at the 2020 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards. The video illustrated the capabilities of the latest version of the F-35 jets, providing viewers with a one-of-a-kind look at the F-35 operation and abilities.
“The use of augmented reality has become an important part of conveying the news to viewers. It can demonstrate and explain a complex news story in a creative way that makes it easier to comprehend,” stated MBN President Amb. Alberto Fernandez. MBN manages and oversees Alhurra Television. “MBN has an incredibly talented and dedicated Creative Services team that works closely with the news department to develop these intricate augmented reality videos. Viewers have responded with an overwhelmingly positive reaction to these segments.”
Alhurra Television was also named a finalist in four other categories, including an Alhurra Investigates episode uncovering how Yazidi children are being sold on the black market. It was named a finalist for Best Investigative Report and Best Documentary—Human Concerns. A Debatable episode on Judaism’s influence on Islam was selected as a finalist for Best News Analysis/Commentary. Alhurra’s Creative Services team was also short-listed for the Best Use of Technology for their video marking Columbus Day.
The New York Festivals Television and Film Awards honors content in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. It embraces all aspects of the Television and Film industries, categories mirror today’s global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers and talent.
The Middle East Broadcasting Networks is a non-profit corporation is financed by the U.S. Government through a grant from USAGM. MBN operates Alhurra Television, an Arabic-language television network that broadcasts to 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa via satellite, as well as Alhurra-Iraq Television. MBN also operates Sawa, radio and its two dedicated streams, one to Iraq and the other to the Levant. It is available via FM throughout these two areas and provides more than 15 hours of news and information daily on each stream.
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Contact Deirdre Kline
Director of Communications, Alhurra Television, Radio Sawa