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.
In addition to the jury Awards and the People’s Choice, Eutelsat assigned awards to three broadcasters for their exceptional work: to Discovery for 30 years in the business and for its relentless drive to generate outstanding content matched to diversified age groups, demographics and regions; to the Vatican’s CTV for leveraging Ultra HD to deliver industry-leading quality of historic papal events to a global congregation; and to SBB, that operates the Total TV platform in Central and Eastern Europe, for accelerating the drive from Standard Definition to 100 per cent High Definition in order to give subscribers the highest quality of service.
Commenting from Rome, Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, said: “The Awards is a unique opportunity to take the pulse of our industry. We are seeing channels that have started on Internet platforms move to satellite to expand their reach. We are in awe of the bravery of reporters who confront challenging and complex subjects and we are thrilled by the outstanding technical quality achieved for live concerts, matches and documentaries. It is a privilege to salute these achievements.”
|Children’s||duck tv||Slovak Republic|
|Cinema||FilmBox Arthouse||United States|
|Culture/Documentaries||365 Days TV||Russian Federation|
|Fiction/General Entertainment||Sky Atlantic HD||Italy|
|Lifestyle||Trace Sport Stars||France|
|News/information||Rai News 24||Italy|
|Best Programme||1992 (Sky Atlantic HD)||Italy|
|Best Programmen||Inside IS – War in The Name of Allah (Spiegel TV Wissen)||Germany|
|People’s Choice||Al Jazeera Balkans||Bosnia & Herzegovina|
The jury: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).
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
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.
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