BBC Asian Network Live Wins Best Live Event 2016

The very first BBC Asian Network Live event was named Best Live Event 2016 at the Asian Media Awards.

The AMA’s recognise excellence in the media with categories in journalism, online, radio, television and marketing. The awards are sponsored by the University of Salford and took place the Hilton Manchester Deansgate.

Channel Four News Correspondent Fatima Manji was named Media Personality of the Year and she was joined by a whole host of stars from TV, film and radio including Art Malik, Shelley King and Nitin Ganatra.

The award was presented by Talat Farooq Awan and boxer Qasim Niaz.


The BBC Asian Network Live concert took place at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith in April and proved to be a huge success.

Featuring the likes of Naughty Boy, Badshah feat. Aastha Gill, Kanika Kapoor, Raxstar, Zack Knight, Imran Khan, Arjun and Preeya Kalidas it attracted a sold out audience of 3500.

As well as a live broadcast on radio and social media (using Facebook Live) highlights were also available on the BBC Red Button and iPlayer available within hours of the event taking place.


The University of Salford are premier sponsors to the 2016 events and partners include ITV, MediaCom, Press Association Training and the Manchester Evening News.

The official charity partners for 2016 are The Asian Circle and Oxfam.

The Asian Media Awards 2016 are supported by Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes into Languages, AMT Lawyers, Espoke Living, Supreme Dream Events, Cleartwo & Payal.

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