Khabar Agency

Khabar Agency is rightfully considered the leader of Kazakhstan's media space. It is a "TV family" of three channels: socio-political channel "Khabar", the around-the-clock news channel "24KZ", the youth channel"El arna".

The Khabar Agency annually produces more than 200 episodes of TV series. Variety of genres makes it possible to meet any target audience: we have melodramas, comedies, documentaries and programs, entertainment shows, historical and biographical series. Agency also has a large video library of archival footage starting from the 1990s and a well-developed correspondent network in the regions of the country and abroad with offices in the USA, Russia, Belgium, South Korea, China and Germany, Uzbekistan, Turkey, France.

28 years of creative work have brought the Agency many state, international and professional awards. Creative works of the Agency's journalists were nominated for the prestigious EMMY television prize, “the Golden Glagol” award in Russia. There are also victories in competitions of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio (Russia), a medal "Peter the Great" for significant contribution to the development of information and cultural space of Eurasia. The highest international professional awards were given to the staff of the sports editorial office. One of the youth programs "City of the Future" was in the top ten of the world's best programs in an international festival in Japan.

The historical film - "Bauyrzhan Momyshuly was the winner in the international festival in Sevastopol. In 2019 the series "The Sixth Post" won the "TEFI - Commonwealth" award. In February 2020, the documentaries "The Price of Peace. West" and "The Price of Peace. North", as well as the film "Soaring in the Sun" became finalists of the IX National TV Award "Country" in the category "Big Country". In January 2022 the special project "Polygon" won the nomination "The Best Mini-Series" of the Moscow Russia International Film Festival.

At the same time the Agency actively works with international organizations as a full member of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and an associate member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which makes it possible to participate on an annual basis in various competitions, trainings, creative projects, etc. Since 2018, the Agency takes part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (Junior Eurovision), where the first participant from Kazakhstan was a young performer - Daneliya Tuleshova, who took 6th place. In 2019, according to the results of the general voting, Yerzhan Maxim was awarded an honorable 2nd place, in 2020, Karakat Bashanova took part and also took second place. In 2021 Kazakhstan was represented by Beknur Zhanibekuly and Alinur Khamzin, who took 8th place and in 2022 David Charlin took 15th place with the song "Zher-Ana" .

Meanwhile, membership of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) also provides the Agency the opportunity to participate on an annual basis in various competitions, trainings, creative projects, etc. The Agency continued its participation in international creative competitions such as "ABU Prizes 2022" and "ABU Song Festival" 2022. In 2022 Madi Syzdykov was invited to take part in "ABU Song Festival" 2022 in New Delhi, where he was awarded with a certificate of honour and the Agency was presented with a statuette of the Festival.

In 2023 for the first time with the support of the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held the National Award of TV series "Nauryz-2023", in which the series "Kelinzhan" was recognised as the best in several nominations.