(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar Media Corporation (QMC) was crowned with two awards at the 19th Arab Radio & TV Festival held in Tunis from April 26-29.
QMC won the first prize in the field of the television drama about the series of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal produced by Qatar TV.
The second was in the category of TV shows on the programme Fifth String Nights also produced by Qatar TV. Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal received the awards for television creativity in the field of clothing design won by Amin al-Sayed, and the best decor award won by Mowafaq al-Sayed.
QMC's Media Consultant and head of the Qatari delegation at the festival Abdulrahman Nasser al-Obaidan expressed pleasure with this result as QMC has been producing outstanding works, especially historical dramas, due to the strong support of the corporation. He congratulated the winners and all those who worked hard, calling for more effort and perseverance to enrich the Arabic and local listener and viewer.
It is worth mentioning that the late musician Abdulaziz Nasser al-Obaidan was honoured at the opening ceremony of the festival.
The honorary award was received by his brother Abdulrahman Nasser al-Obaidan.
The 19th Arab Radio and TV Festival witnessed the participation of 277 works in the various competitions distributed among 132 television works and 145 radio works. ASBU exhibition was held on the sidelines of the festival.
It was attended by 90 exhibitors representing radio stations, production and distribution companies and international institutions manufacturing advanced technological equipment, which allowed the festival's guests and visitors to see the latest technological innovations in the field of media.