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Hot Bird Awards winners unveiled

Satellite operator Eutelsat has unveiled the winners of its Hot Bird TV Awards.

Best chidren’s channel was Russia’s Carousel. The cinema channel award went jointly to Russia’s Kino Soyuz and Sky Cinema 1 HD from Italy. Italy’s Babel won in the culture/education category, while the documentary channel award went to DMAX from Germany.

SkyUno Italy won in the fiction/general entertainment category, while the lifestyle channel award went to Rai 5.
France Ô won the music channel award, with BBC Arabic taking the news channel award.
Best national window award went to Spain’s TVE Internacional, while the best sports channel was Trace Sports from France.

The People’s Choice award went to Poland’s MiniMini, while the best new channel award went to Italian news channel TG Norba 24. The best programme award was given to Deutsche Welle TV’s The Beethoven Project.