The Eutelsat TV Awards jury, chaired by award-winning RAI journalist Duilio Giammaria, and assembling media experts from diverse markets, met in Paris from 4 to 5 September to assess the quality, innovation and creativity of over 100 channels from 27 countries that entered this year’s competition.
The judges had a challenging time finalising the shortlist from an outstanding and record array of entries. The winning channels in eight thematic categories will be honoured at a ceremony in Rome on October 30. Awards will also be bestowed for Best Programme.
All participating channels in the Eutelsat TV Awards are now entitled to compete for the People’s Choice Award that will go to the channel generating most votes by the viewing public. Voting opens on September 10 until October 12.
The finalists are:
Children’s: Duck tv – Slovak Republic; Fix&Foxi – Germany; TVP ABC – Poland
Cinema: FilmBox Arthouse – United States; Nollywood TV – France; Stopklatka TV -Poland
Culture / Documentary 365 Days – Russia; France Ô – France; TVP Kultura – Poland
Fiction / General Entertainment Sundance Channel – United States; Sky Atlantic – Italy; iROKO Plus – Nigeria
Lifestyle Trace Sport Stars – France; myzen.tv – France; iFilm English – Iran
Music C Music TV – UK; DJAZZ.tv – Netherlands; Classica – Germany
News France 24 – France; i24News – Luxembourg; Rai News 24 – Italy
Sports beIN Sports – Qatar; Super Tennis – Italy; PXTV – Mexico
Best programme: 1992 (Sky Atlantic – Italy); The answer of grandchildren (Shant TV – Armenia); Mexico during the age of ice (XE IPN Canal Once – Mexico); Inside IS – War in the name of Allah (Spiegel TV Wissen- Germany) and Balkan route (Al Jazeera Balkans – Bosnia & Herzegovina)
The jury consists of Jerzy Barski, TV-Sat Magazine (Poland), Frédéric Vaulpré, Eurodata TV (France), Robert Briel, Broadband TV News, Sergey Buntman, Echo of Moscow (Russia), Alessandra Comazzi, La Stampa (Italy), Paolo Dalla Chiara, Pentastudio (Italy), Richard Izarra, Produ (USA), Giacomo Mazzone, EBU, Tayfun Atay, Cumhuriyet / Okan University(Turkey), Reem Nouss, Executive producer / TV consultant(UK). Jury chairman: Duilio Giammaria, Rai (Italy). Technical expert: Mauro Roffi, Millecanali (Italy). (Credit jury photo: Denis Allard/REA)