MTV Asia Delays Awards Show

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MTV Networks Asia has indefinitely postponed its 1999
MTV Music Honors
awards show -- which was scheduled for Feb. 4 in Beijing -- due to
procedural delays resulting from the involvement of Chinese state broadcaster China
Central TV (CCTV) in the project.

MTV Asia president Frank Brown said CCTV, which joined the
project late last month, could help to make it "a higher and better platform."
However, the show has lost at least one sponsor due to the delay, and it will likely be
pre-empted by rival Channel V's Chinese Music Awards, scheduled for today
(Feb. 8) in Shanghai, China.