Eutelsat TV Awards Winners Revealed!

ROME–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL):

Creativity, innovation, energy and exceptional talent are the hallmarks
of the winners of this year’s Eutelsat TV Awards that were
announced in Rome tonight at a gala ceremony attended by over 300
industry executives from around the world.

Now in their 18th year, the Eutelsat TV
Awards is an annual competition that shines a spotlight on the quality
of the television channels
broadcasting via Eutelsat satellites.
Their programming strategy, production and audience engagement are
assessed by an independent jury of media experts from key video
markets, including Latin America for the first time this year.

In addition to the jury Awards and the People’s Choice,
Eutelsat assigned awards to three broadcasters for their
exceptional work: to Discovery for 30 years in the business and
for its relentless drive to generate outstanding content matched to
diversified age groups, demographics and regions; to the Vatican’s CTV
for leveraging Ultra HD to deliver industry-leading quality of historic
papal events to a global congregation; and to SBB, that operates
the Total TV platform in Central and Eastern Europe, for accelerating
the drive from Standard Definition to 100 per cent High Definition in
order to give subscribers the highest quality of service.

Commenting from Rome, Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, said: “The
Awards is a unique opportunity to take the pulse of our industry. We are
seeing channels that have started on Internet platforms move to
satellite to expand their reach. We are in awe of the bravery of
reporters who confront challenging and complex subjects and we are
thrilled by the outstanding technical quality achieved for live
concerts, matches and documentaries. It is a privilege to salute these
achievements.”

Children’s

 

Cinema

ducktv   Slovakia FilmBox Arthouse   United States
Culture / Documentary Fiction / General Entertainment
365 Days TV   Russia Sky Atlantic HD   Italy
Lifestyle Music
TRACE Sport Stars   France CLASSICA   Germany
News Sport
Rai News 24   Italy PXTV   Mexico
 
Best Programme
1992 (Sky Atlantic HD)   Italy
Inside IS – War in the name of Allah (Spiegel TV Wissen)   Germany
 
People’s Choice
Al Jazeera Balkans   Bosnia & Herzegovina

The jury: Jerzy Barski, TV-Sat Magazine (Poland), Frédéric
Vaulpré
, Eurodata TV (France), Robert Briel, Broadband
TV News
, Sergey Buntman, Echo of Moscow
(Russia), Alessandra Comazzi, La Stampa (Italy), Paolo
Dalla Chiara
, Pentastudio (Italy), Richard Izarra,
Produ (USA), Giacomo Mazzone, EBU, Tayfun
Atay, Cumhuriyet / Okan University
(Turkey), Reem
Nouss
, Executive producer / TV 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 38 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 37 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

Contacts

Eutelsat Communications
Press
Vanessa O’Connor,
Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91
[email protected]
or
Marie-Sophie
Ecuer, Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91
[email protected]
or
Investors
and analysts

Joanna Darlington, Tel. : +33 1 53 98 35 30
[email protected]
or
Cédric
Pugni, Tel. : +33 1 53 98 35 30
[email protected]