2014 Eutelsat TV award winners


The Eutelsat TV Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation in thematic
satellite television, took place on Friday 28 November 2014 in Rome. Over 100
channels from 20 countries participated in this year’s competition, with their
programming formats, innovation and audience relationship judged by an
independent panel of media experts representing the world’s most dynamic
broadcasting markets.

Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat commented at the awards ceremony, “Television
sits at the heart of the digital media industry, boosted by multi-screen viewing and
by social networks that are stimulating a global conversation.’

Longstanding channels which took home awards included Mexico’s Canal Once,
Euronews, Eurosport and MTV Live HD. These channels were commended for
continually challenging their relationship with their growing audience base. A newly
launched channel awarded for quickly developing their identity was Turkey’s
Moviemax Turk HD, while Russia’s Kinoklub, Italy’s DMAX and Rai Yoyo and Spiegel
TV Wissen from Germany stood out for high production standards and developing a
clear and distinctive brand. Eurochannel received the People’s Choice Award which
is given to the channel with the highest number of votes from its fan base.

Deutsche Welle and Sky Atlantic HD were both distinguished in the Best Programme
category for excelling in terms of production, performance and creativity. Deutsche
Welle took home the prize for Non-Fiction for The Highest Level which
captures the intensity of interpreting two piano concertos by concert pianist Yang
Yang, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Sky
Atlantic took home the award for Fiction for Gomorra, one of the most
anticipated crime series of 2014.

In addition, two Special Awards were presented:

An award to Rai, Italy’s national public broadcaster for forging a path in 4k with two
original co-productions (La Boheme, a co-production by RAI-COM /
DBW Communication and Rossini, by Lina Wertmuller a co-production
by RAI Strategie Tecnologiche)

To Telekom Austria Group (TAG) for its innovative approach to Direct-to-Home
broadcasting in Central Europe. TAG’s white label platform, launched first in Croatia
via the EUTELSAT 16A satellite, is accelerating the transition to digital across the


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