Now in their 19th year, the Eutelsat TV Awards is an annual competition that shines a spotlight on what makes today’s television great, rewarding broadcasters for exceptional creativity, innovation and audience engagement.
Participating channels were assessed by an independent jury of leading journalists, programme makers and media commentators from around the world. Chaired by Duilio Giammaria of RAI, the jury this year included Russia’s Dmitry Dibrov, the face in Russia of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”.
This year the jury chose from a diverse line-up of 120 channels from 37 countries. The prize winners were announced at a ceremony in Milan attended by over 350 executives from the global broadcasting industry.
In addition to nine jury Awards and the People’s Choice that was won for the first time by an African channel (2STV from Senegal), Eutelsat assigned a Special Award to Russia’s Tricolor TV for its inclusive multiplatform strategy, adding new HD content, launching Russia’s first Ultra HD channels, developing non-linear services as well as access to broadband for the many beyond range of terrestrial networks.
The jury: Jerzy Barski, TV-Sat Magazine (Poland), Frédéric Vaulpré, Eurodata TV (France), Robert Briel, Broadband TV News (UK), Paolo Dalla Chiara, Pentastudio (Italy), Dmitry Dibrov, journalist and TV presenter (Russia), Giacomo Mazzone, EBU/Eurovisioni, 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).