The 25th Asian Television Awards will now be held in Singapore instead of Phnom Penh, Cambodia as was previously scheduled.

The news was announced by the organiser recently, saying that the event, which has been running for three days annually since its 23rd edition, will now be shortened to only two days beginning 15 January due to the pandemic.

As such, the awards’ format will also be changed accordingly. The first night of the event, which involves the technical and creative categories, will be pre-recorded and released online at 8pm Singapore time through platforms that include Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

However, the second day event will be aired live.

The upcoming event will be awarding recipients of 30 categories including Best Actor and Actress, Best TV Series, and Best Director, and will feature the appearances of more than 30 celebrities from all over Asia, including Malaysian songstress Ernie Zakri, who will be performing at the event.

The upcoming event will be hosted by Singapore’s Wallace Ang and Benjamin Josiah Tan, China’s Ji Xiaojun, Thailand’s Anyarin Terathananpat, and Malaysia’s Rennie Lau.

Ernie Zakri to perform at the event on 16 January