Eutelsat has announced the nominations for this year’s Hot Bird TV Awards, the event celebrating the achievements of thematic satellite TV channels. This year a record 150 thematic TV channels take part. Voting for the popular People’s Choice Award has also opened.
The nominated channels, selected by a jury of media experts, reflect the highest standards of programming quality, creativity and innovation from 14 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The jury was tasked with selecting from a total of 150 channels from 21 countries split into 11 thematic categories. In addition to the established categories, prizes will be awarded for the first time to Best Programme in recognition of the individual achievement of an outstanding production, and to the Best New Channel for standing out in today’s competitive multi-channel environment.
“The 2010 participants in this year’s HOT BIRD™ TV Awards showcase the excellence of programming broadcast by satellite and we congratulate them all for their exceptional achievements,” said Duilio Giammaria, chairman of the jury.
The winners of this year’s event will be announced and honoured on Friday, November, 19 at a gala ceremony to be held in the Scuola Grande of San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice.
The nominations for 2010 are:
Category – HDTV
HD-Life – Russia
Mezzo Live HD – France
Sundance Channel – Poland
Baraem – Qatar
Rai Gulp – Italy
your family – Germany
Kino Polska – Poland
Kinowelt TV – Germany
STAR Gold – ?UK
Nostalgia – Russia
Rai Nettuno Sat – Italy
TVP Kultura – Poland
365 Days TV – Russia
Discovery Animal Planet – Italy
Russian Travel Guide – Russia
LEI – Italy
MCE Ma Chaîne Etudiante – France
Sky Uno – Italy
VUZU – South Africa
Dove TV – Italy
Gambero Rosso Channel – Italy
Information TV – UK
Balkanika Music Television – Bulgaria
iConcerts HD – Switzerland
Live! – Italy
volksmusik.tv – Germany
BBC World News – UK
Current – Italy
TVN Warszawa – Poland
Footschool TV – Luxembourg
Sky Olimpia/World Cup Channels – Italy
Supersport International – South Africa
CCTV News – China
Channel One Russia – Russia
TVE Internacional – Spain
Cinema on the ring (Sky Cinema 1 HD) Italy
Metro, a film by Elisaveta Listova (RTR Planeta) Russia
The Battle for Afghanya Valley (France 24) France
The Dance of the Black Sea Lads (TRT Tourism and Documentary Channel) Turkey
WWII La guerra degli italiani (The History Channel) Italy
Votes open for People’s Choice Award!
This year’s event again includes the People’s Choice Award, which will be won by the channel with the largest number of votes from viewers. All participating channels are eligible to take part in the People’s Choice, with viewers invited to vote through each channel’s website and key industry sites including broadbandtvnews.com.