HOT BIRD™ TV AWARDS NOMINEE CHANNELS ANNOUNCED FOR 2010 – Record 150 thematic TV channels take part in this year’s event. Voting opens for popular People’s Choice Award!

Paris, September 30, 2010

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

 

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:

 

THEME CHANNEL COUNTRY

HDTV

 

HD-Life

Mezzo Live HD

Sundance Channel

Russia

France

Poland

Children’s

 

Baraem

Rai Gulp

your family

Qatar

Italy

Germany

Cinema

 

Kino Polska

Kinowelt TV

STAR Gold

Poland

Germany

UK

Culture/Education

 

Nostalgia

Rai NETTUNO SAT

TVP Kultura

Russia

Italy

Poland

       

 

Documentaries

 

365 Days TV

Animal Planet

Russian Travel Guide

Russia

Italy

Russia

Fiction/General Entertainment

LEI

MCE Ma Chaîne Etudiante

Sky Uno

Italy

France

Italy

Lifestyle

Dove TV

Gambero Rosso Channel

Information TV

Italy

Italy

UK

Music

 

BALKANIKA Music Television

iConcerts HD

LIVE!

volksmusik.tv

Bulgaria

Switzerland

Italy

Germany

News

BBC World News

Current

TVN Warszawa

UK

Italy

Poland

Sport

 

Footschool TV

Sky Olimpia/World Cup Channels

Supersport International

Luxembourg

Italy

South Africa

National Window

 

CCTV News

Channel One Russia

TVE Internacional

China

Russia

Spain

Best Programme

 

Cinema on the ring (Sky Cinema 1 HD)

Metro, a film by Elisaveta Listova (RTR Planeta)

The Battle for Afghanya Valley (FRANCE 24)

The Dance of the Black Sea Lads (TRT Tourism and Documentary Channel)

WWII La guerra degli italiani (The History Channel)

Italy

Russia

France

Turkey

 

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, whatsatellite.com, eutelsattvawards.com, eutelsat.com, eurovisioni.net, satexpo.com and lyngsat.com.

 

The HOT BIRD™ TV AWARDS Jury

Jerzy Barski, TV-Sat Magazine (Poland), Jacques Braun, Eurodata TV (France), Paolo Dalla Chiara, Pentastudio (Italy), Giovanna Maggioni, Upa (Italy), Asu Maro, Milliyet Sanat and Milliyet Daily (Turkey), Giacomo Mazzone, Eurovisioni (Europe), Mimi Turner, Hollywood Reporter (USA), Michel Grégoire, EGTA (Europe), Jury chairman: Duilio Giammaria, Rai (Italy); technical expert Mauro Roffi, Mille Canali (Italy). 

 

The HOT BIRD™ TV AWARDS is an event promoted by Eutelsat, Europe’s leading satellite operator, in collaboration with Eurovisioni, a European festival dedicated to cinema and television and SAT Expo, the international exhibition of advanced digital and satellite telecommunications.

 

Eutelsat Communications

With capacity commercialised on 26 satellites providing coverage over the entire Europe as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world’s three leading satellite operators in terms of turnover. At 30 June 2010, Eutelsat’s satellites broadcast almost 3,600 television channels and 1,100 radio stations. More than 1,100 channels broadcast via its HOT BIRD ™ video neighbourhood at 13 degrees East with other neighbourhoods serving broadcasting markets in central and eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa,. The Group also provides TV contribution services, data services and broadband solutions on ground, at sea and in flight.

www.eutelsat.com

 

SAT Expo

SAT Expo Europe is the international event dedicated to the aerospace industry, its services and applications and integrated telecommunications. Held annually in Rome, it houses an exhibition area, which comprises representatives of the industries, applications and services of the four aerospace  macro areas (Earth observation, navigation, exploration and space transportation, integrated telecommunications) and three days of conferences (Mediterranean Space Conference), dedicated to aerospace market and its internationalisation. SAT Expo Europe enjoys the patronage of the Presidency of the Italian Republic and the scientific collaboration of ESA and ASI.

www.satexpo.it

 

Eurovisioni

Eurovisioni, International Festival of Cinema and Television, was created in 1987 and now in its 24th edition. Eurovisioni 2010 (from 19 to 22 of September) received the patronage of the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Presidency of Italy’s Council of Ministers, the Italian Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, and others. The initiative includes support from Eutelsat, RAI, the Lazio Region, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, SACEM, Sky Italia, Canal +, ARD, BBC, France Télévisions, RTVE, TVP, ZDF.

www.eurovisioni.it  

 

Press Contacts HOT BIRDTM TV Awards:

Eutelsat: Vanessa O’Connor – Tel. +33 1 5398 3888 – voconnor@eutelsat.fr

Promospace: Giorgio Bonomi – Tel. +39 0444 543 133 – gbonomi@pentastudio.it

HOT BIRDTM TV Awards team:

Promospace – Tel. +39 0444 543 133 – e-mail: hba@satexpo.it

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