ABS-CBN's winning streak continues with a triumphant campaign in the prestigious 2009 New York Festivals. The Kapamilya network took home four medals, the most by a single television station in the country this year.
Bantay Bata 163's 10th Anniversary Special won the gold world medal for best variety special while Korina Sanchez's investigative report on substandard glutathione food supplements grabbed a silver world medal.
Bantay Bata 163's 10th Anniversary Special was produced by the ABS-CBN Special Projects Group (SPG), headed by event-maven Chit Guerrero.
The SPG is behind the company's grandest and biggest special events like "Miss Earth" and "Dolphy at 80." The Bantay Bata Special also won in the 17th Golden Dove Awards.
"Boy & Kris" and "Lastikman" were named silver world medalists for the talk/interview category and action/adventure category, respectively.
“Kung Fu Kids," "Wowowee," and "Rated K," meanwhile, were awarded with finalist certificates for children's program, family program and magazine format, respectively.
Sanchez, ABS-CBN's chief correspondent and "Bandila" news anchor, also received a finalist certificate in the best news reporter category.
The New York Festivals International Television Programming and Promotion Awards is on its 49th year of recognizing "the world's best work" in news, documentary, information, entertainment programming, music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, opening, and IDs.
Among the judges were US producers, directors, writers, and other media professionals.