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Winners announced of the prestigious Eutelsat TV awards!

Channels from Angola, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Poland, Russia, Senegal and the UK scoop awards

Paris, Milan, 25 November 2016 – The vibrancy of the TV market and the commitment of TV professionals to produce content that captivates audiences globally were celebrated tonight in Milan at the Eutelsat TV Awards.

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.

Broadcasting at its Finest

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”.

Winners of the 2016 Eutelsat TV Awards revealed!

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.

Children’s Fix&Foxi Germany
Cinema Dom Kino Russia
Culture/Documentaries Sky Arte Italy
Fiction/General Entertainment ZAP Viva Angola
Lifestyle Roya TV Jordan
Music Poland
News/information France 24 France
Sports RAI Sport 1 HD Italy
Best Programme Iran’s Nuclear Deal (BBC Persian) UK
Best Programmen Currentzis – The Classical Rebel (Deutsche Welle) Germany
People’s Choice 2STV Senegal

Special award: Tricolor TV in the vanguard of digital trends

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).

About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world’s leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 38 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.

Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location.

Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

For more about Eutelsat please visit

Vanessa O’Connor Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91
Marie-Sophie Ecuer Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91

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Eutelsat Tv Awards Winners Revealed!

Rome, 30 October 2015 – Creativity, innovation, energy and exceptional talent are the hallmarks of the winners of this year’s Eutelsat TV Awards that were announced in Rome tonight at a gala ceremony attended by over 300 industry executives from around the world.

Now in their 18th year, the Eutelsat TV Awards is an annual competition that shines a spotlight on the quality of the television channels broadcasting via Eutelsat satellites. Their programming strategy, production and audience engagement are assessed by an independent jury of media experts from key video markets, including Latin America for the first time this year. (more…)

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Finalists announced for the Eutelsat TV Awards 2015!

Paris, 9 September 2015 Diversity, imagination, courage, creativity and exceptional quality – these are some of the features characterising the channels now shortlisted by an international jury for a prestigious Eutelsat TV Award.

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. (more…)

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Winners of the Eutelsat TV Awards 2014 spotlight exceptional creativity, innovation and technical excellence

TV remains prime video touchpoint
Rome, 28 November 2014 – “Television sits at the heart of the digital media industry, boosted by multi-screen viewing and by social networks that are stimulating a global conversation,” commented Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat at the Eutelsat TV Awards ceremony that was celebrated in Rome tonight. The Eutelsat TV Awards is a unique event recognising the quality of thematic satellite TV channels. Over 100 channels from 20 countries participated in this year’s competition, their programming formats, innovation and audience relationship judged by an independent panel of media experts representing the world’s most dynamic broadcasting markets. (more…)

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Finalists for the Eutelsat TV Awards 2014

Paris, 1 October 2014 – With the last year marked by record television audiences for key sporting events, and social media driving viewers to TV channels for news, music, fiction, education, culture and documentaries, the role of television at the heart of the digital industry has never been stronger.

The enduring and evolving relationship of television channels with their audiences was the object of analysis of the jury of The Eutelsat TV awards that met in Paris from 26 to 27 September. The cross-industry jury, chaired by Duilio Giammaria, the award-winning RAI journalist, assessed the quality, innovation and creativity of over 100 channels from 20 countries, including channels from Latin America for the first time
this year. (more…)

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Winners of the Eutelsat TV Awards 2013 spotlight exceptional creativity, innovation and technical excellence

Venice, 15 November 2013 – “Over 50% of the channels awarded at this year’s Eutelsat TV Awards are in High Definition and have been launched over the last 12 months,” Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat Chairman and CEO announced tonight in Venice at the Awards ceremony of Eutelsat’s international broadcasting event. “This result highlights more than ever the vitality and boundless creativity of the television business as well as its commitment to deliver an exceptional viewing experience. Congratulations to all channels for making this year’s event our best ever”. (more…)

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Announcing the Eutelsat TV Awards nominations for 2013

Paris, 3 October 2013 – One in four TV homes around the world today watches satellite TV and this should be one in three homes before the end of the decade. This growing consumer appetite for satellite TV is driven by choice, quality and innovation, three features that the cross-industry jury of the Eutelsat TV Awards debated from 27 to 28 September during a screening of 100 channels from 20 countries. (more…)

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Winners announced of the Eutelsat TV Awards 2012!

The winners of the Eutelsat TV Awards were announced on November 30 at the gala ceremony held at the Molino Stucky Hilton Venice, in the company of more than 250 international broadcasting executives.


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The winners of this year’s HOT BIRD™ TV Awards, the unique international event distinguishing quality of content creation and innovation by thematic satellite television channels, were honoured on November 25 at a gala ceremony in Venice in the company of 200 international broadcasting executives. Winning public and private channels from eight countries reflected the vitality of the satellite broadcasting market and its capacity to innovate.


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HOT BIRD™ TV AWARDS 2011: NOMINEE CHANNELS ANNOUNCED. Record 160 channels participate in this year’s event for thematic satellite TV channels. Voting now open for the People’s Choice Award!

Paris, 3 October 2011

The nominations were announced today for this year’s HOT BIRD™ TV Awards, the unique international broadcasting event celebrating the achievements of thematic satellite TV channels.

A record 160 channels from vibrant and competitive TV markets entered this year’s event. Original programming, quality production and new concepts were the criteria guiding the jury of media experts that met for two days in Paris and selected channels from 13 countries. Their choice of winners will be announced and honoured on Friday November 25 at a gala ceremony in Venice in the Scuola Grande of San Giovanni Evangelista. (more…)

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