Taiwan PTS Launches Golden Vtuber Awards to Promote Taiwan’s VTuber Industry

31st October 2023
An online awards ceremony will be held at the end of the year to celebrate Taiwan’s burgeoning industry of virtual YouTubers. 
The Goden Vtuber Awards in Taiwan. Credit: PTS Taiwan.

This press release was provided by PTS Taiwan.

– By Yang Lee, Chief of Interactive Media Section, Department of Digital Content Operations, PTS Taiwan

VTubers are virtual YouTubers who use avatars to create video content. They are typically operated by real people who use motion capture or other technologies to control their avatars’ movements and expressions. VTubers can be found on a variety of platforms, including YouTube, Twitch. Taiwan Public Television Service (PTS) announced on 22 September that the “Golden Vtuber Award”, a VTuber-exclusive awards show, is now open for submissions. The awards ceremony will be held online on December 31, 2023.

Taiwan PTS said that Taiwan’s VTuber industry has been booming in recent years, with over 100 new VTubers debuting each year. To encourage more talented creators, PTS and KOKURA COMPUTER CO. have expanded the existing VTuber New Year’s Eve Asian Vtuber Showcase into the “Golden Vtuber Award”. The awards will feature five categories: Award for the Best Male VTuber, Award for the Best Female VTuber, Award for the Best Original VTuber Song,Award for the Best VTuber Project,Award for the Rising Star VTuber.

Read more: PTS plans to launch new children’s channel

PTS hopes that the awards will help to raise awareness of VTubers and their appeal to a wider audience.

The theme of this year’s event is “V Generation: Making Taiwan the Shape of V”. In addition to a virtual 3D stage, lavish musical performances, and exciting stand-up comedy for the awards ceremony, the event will broadcast all nominees for the “Best Rising Star” award in a marathon format online.

In recent years,Taiwan PTS has been actively involved in the VTuber industry.  Recently, PTS announced that the second-term VTuber “Haiyue LinLin” is scheduled to make its debut on October 3. In addition to creating original IP characters, PTS has also launched a second-term news special that explores the in-depth dynamics of the industry.

Over to you...

Does your public media organisation have an innovation that you’d like to share?

Let us know by emailing us at