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ITV, proud partners of the first ever Asian Media awards

On Thursday 31st October 2013, the media industry played host to the Asian Media Awards at the prestigious Hilton Hotel in Deansgate, Manchester.

A large cross section of the creative sector came out in force to celebrate the achievements of UK Asian talent both on and off screen.  Hosted by ITV News Central presenter, Sam Ali Khan, the night recognised and celebrated the wealth of British Asian talent within the media industry across TV, radio, PR, print journalism and marketing.

Partners for the event also included charities, CARE International, and with judging panel representatives from Al-Jazeera, the Press Association Training and MediaCom.

The BBC and BBC Asian Network were the big winners of the night, with radio DJ Nihal taking away two awards for Radio Presenter of the Year and Best Radio Show. BBC Asian Network also took away Radio Station of the Year.   Adil Ray bagged the Best TV Character award, for his portrayal of Mr Khan in BBC sitcom, Citizen Khan.

Other winners included ITV Wales, who picked up the ‘Local Report of the Year Award’ for Catherine Peel’s film ‘Returning To Tonfanau’.

Jimmi Harkishin – who has played Dev Alahan in Coronation Street since 1999, making him the longest-running actor in an Asian role on British television – was awarded the Sophiya Haque Award for ‘Services to British Television’.

To find out more and get the full list of winners visit:

And explore our pages on ‘Measuring and Celebrating’ to find out what’s going on elsewhere in the industry.