Eutelsat TV Awards winners named in Venice

The winners of the Eutelsat TV Awards were unveiled at an event in Venice on Friday. Over 120 channels from 19 countries took part in the competition.

Canal Plus’s Polish kids channel Teletoon Plus won the Children’s category, while under-pressure independent Russian investigative and documentary channel Top Secret took the award in the Culture/Documentaries category, with a special mention for Afghan channel Pashto TV.

Real Time from Italy won in the Lifestyle category, while the award for best News/Information channel also went to an Italian service, Sky TG24.

Best Cinema channel award wen to Russia’s Premiera, with the UAE-based MBC1 HD winning in the Fiction/General Entertainment category. Best Music channel was the UK’s C Music TV and best Sport channel was France’s Eurosport.

The Best Programme award went to BBC Persian for Shakespeare from Kabul, while Germany’s Spiegel TV Wissen was named as best new channel.