November 30, 2012
"Creative programming, engagement with viewers and a feel for new trends are core to great TV," said
Michel de Rosen
, Eutelsat CEO, at tonight's Eutelsat TV Awards ceremony in
The Eutelsat TV Awards is a unique international event recognising the quality of thematic satellite TV channels. Over 120 channels from 19 countries participated in this year's competition, their programming formats, innovation and audience relationship judged by an independent panel of media experts representing the world's most dynamic broadcasting markets.
, former Chief Executive of the Royal Television Society and patron of this year's jury added: "It's no understatement to say that 2012 has been an historic year for TV. Audience records were broken around the world for mega events like the Olympics and broadcasters showed their boundless capacity to create innovative programming ideas and to turn the arrival of new platforms and changing viewing habits to their advantage. At the end of the day great viewing is about great content and this is what we have celebrated tonight at the Eutelsat TV Awards. Congratulations to all participants!"
Eutelsat TV Awards Winners 2012
Teletoon+ (Poland) Premiera (Russia)
Culture/Documentaries Fiction/General Entertainment
Top Secret (Russia) MBC 1 HD (Arab Emirates)
Special Mention - Pasto TV (Afghanistan)
Real Time (Italy) C Music TV (UK)
Sky TG24 (Italy) Eurosport (France)
Best Programme People's Choice
Shakespeare from Kabul (UK) TRT Haber (Turkey)
Best New Channel
Spiegel TV Wissen (Germany)
In addition to Awards bestowed by the jury, Eutelsat announced two special awards in
An Award to
for its exceptional coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games, with 13 dedicated channels, 12 of which were in HD and one in 3D. A team of 60 Italian athletes who have won a combined 600 Olympic medals worked alongside Sky's regular sports journalists to comment throughout the event.
An Award to
national broadcaster) for its commitment to reflecting
regional diversity in its programmes and for generating fiction that addresses issues of direct relevance to its audience.
The Eutelsat TV Awards Jury includes experts from leading publications and TV associations:
Echo de Moscow
Paolo Dalla Chiara,
(UK). Jury Chairman,
); technical expert
Red carpet highlights, clips of the nominated programmes and all the latest images from the night's events will be shortly available at:
About Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity commercialised on 29 satellites that provide coverage across
, as well as the
and significant parts of
and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading satellite operators. As of
30 September 2012
Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 4,400 television channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in
. The Group's satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates high speed Internet services through teleports in
that serve consumers, enterprises, local communities, government agencies and aid organisations in
and the Americas. Headquartered in
, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 750 commercial, technical and operational professionals. This culturally diverse staff comprises employees from 30 countries.
SOURCE Eutelsat Communications