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Finalists announced for the Eutelsat TV Awards 2014!

Press release   •   Oct 01, 2014 15:30 CEST

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.

Now in its 17th year, the Eutelsat TV Awards is a unique international event identifying and rewarding excellence in satellite broadcasting. The winning channels in nine thematic categories will be honoured at a ceremony in Rome on November 28 presented by UK television journalist, Kate Silverton.

All participating channels in the Eutelsat TV Awards can now compete for the People’s Choice Award that will be won by the channel generating most votes by the viewing public. Voting opens on October 1 until October 31 via channel websites as well as eutelsattvawards.com and other popular sites including broadbandtvnews.com and millecanali.it.

Voting is also possible for the first time this year through EutelsatAward, the official iOS App available in the App store. EutelsatAward will allow you to check all the entries, watch channel videos and browse photos and videos from past editions.

Children's
Cinema

Rai YOYO (Italy)
RTL Kockica (Croatia)
Your Family (Germany)

Kinoklub (Russia)
Kinowelt TV (Germany)
Moviemax Festival HD (Turkey)
Sky Cinema 1 HD (Italy)

Culture / Documentaries
Fiction / Divertissement

RAI Storia (Italy)
RAI 5 (Italy)
Spiegel TV Wissen (Germany)

Canal Once (Mexico)
OCS (France)
Sundance Channel (USA)

Lifestyle
Music

DMAX (Italy)
Fokus TV (Poland)
Turkmax Gurme (Turkey)

 

Kino Polska Muzyka (Poland)
MTV Live HD (UK)
Radio Italia (Italy)
Trace Urban (France)

News / Information
Sport

Euronews (France)
France 24 (France)
Polsat News (Poland)

 

Eurosport (France)
Latin American Sports (Mexico)
NTV-Plus Futbol HD (Russia)
SKY Sport Moto GP HD (Italy)

Best programme

Cuckoo Kids
–Schweizer Radio und
Fernsehen (Switzerland) 

Further East with David Tweed
–Bloomberg TV (UK)

Gomorrah
–Sky Atlantic HD (Italy)

The Highest Level
–Deutsche Welle (Germany)

The jury: Jerzy Barski, TV-Sat Magazine (Poland), Jacques Braun, Eurodata TV (France), Robert Briel, Broadband TV News, Sergey Buntman, Echo of Moscow (Russia), Alessandra Comazzi, La Stampa (Italy), Paolo Dalla Chiara, Pentastudio (Italy), Christian Blankenburg, ARD (Germany), Giacomo Mazzone, EBU, Fusun Nebil, Turk Internet (Turkey), Reem Nouss Media 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 37 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 32 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com

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