• Descendants of the Sun wins at Asian TV Awards
  • [2016-12-05]
  • This year’s Asian Television Awards has honored the phenomenally popular romantic drama of KBS, Descendants of the Sun, with the Best Drama Series during the awards gala ceremonies held on 2 December at Suntec City, Singapore. 


    The 16-episode military series is about romance, valor, friendship and camaraderie set in a fictional war-torn country, Uruk.


    The final episode of Descendants of the Sun, aired on the 14th of April this year via KBS 2TV channel, scored the highest rating of the series, 38.3%.


    Especially, Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, who played a special forces captain and an army surgeon, also known as Song-Song couple, have become stars leading the Korean Wave to a further level beyond Asia.


    Planned and completed in time before the actual broadcast, the drama was aired simultaneously in Korea through KBS 2TV and China via iQiyi, the internet platform, taking Asia by storm.


    Launched in 1996, the Asian Television Awards is an annual celebration of the Asian TV industry, recognizing excellence in programming, production and performance.


    A total of 267 nominees across 41 categories and spanning 13 countries made it to the final round at the 21st annual presentation of the region’s most prestigious industry awards.


    Descendants of the Sun also won Excellent Korean Drama award at this year’s Seoul International Drama Awards in September.