The Malta Independent 24 September 2017, Sunday

Malta Television Awards return

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:51 Last update: about 7 months ago

On Saturday, 6 May Mermaid Media Entertainment will host the final night of this year's 'The House of Beauty' Malta Television Awards.

The Malta Television Awards were first held in Malta in 2006 with the objective to identify, recognise and award local talent in the television industry. They served to set a bar for quality and innovation in local productions and performances. Each year the industry saw the standard going up a higher notch.

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In 2011, Mermaid Media Entertainment decided to halt that year's Awards following a dispute and unreasonable demands from some television stations. After an absence of five years, MME has launched the Malta Television Awards again after an intense exercise of refinement in collaboration with the main TV stations and the Broadcasting Authority. The latter agreed with the MME to monitor the judges and judging procedures. Dr Joanna Spiteri BA's CEO has taken the task under her wing.

On the Awards Night, the red carpet will be rolled out for Maltese TV personalities and all those who strive to achieve the best in local television. There will be 30 statuettes for 30 outstanding people and productions. One of the statuettes, the coveted Charles Arrigo Lifetime Achievement Award, will be awarded to someone for his/her contribution to television, be it technical, creative or performance related.  There will be no nominations announced for this prestigious award.

The general public will soon be also given the opportunity to cast their vote for Malta's Most Popular TV Presenter and Malta's Most Popular TV Programme. Noelene Miggiani, director and spokesperson for MME, said that Nominations Night will be announced at a later date. Together with Ms Miggiani, Charles Foca and Analise Bondin, directors of MME, will both be working in their specialised field to guarantee a night to remember.


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