Edinburgh TV Festival: BBC1 won the Channel of the Year award and Left Bank Pictures (The Crown) was named Production Company of the Year at The Edinburgh International Television Festival.

The Best New Programme of the Year was C4’s National Treasure, produced by The Forge Entertainment.

Festival Director Lisa Campbell, said: “It’s been another year of tough competition, so huge congratulations to our winners. This passionate drive to create and produce programmes of such exceptional quality continues to make our decision that much harder. This is British and Global Television at its best.”

Edinburgh TV Awards Winners 2017

Channel of the Year Award:

Production Company of the Year:
Left Bank Pictures

New Programme of the Year:
National Treasure, Channel 4, The Forge Entertainment

Best International Co-Production:
The Tunnel: Sabotage
Sky Atlantic and CANAL+ co-production from Kudos and Shine France Films.

Best Factual Programme:
Employable Me, BBC Two, Optomen Television Ltd

Outstanding Achievement Award:
Russell T Davies

TV Moment of the Year
As voted for by delegates exclusively via the Festival app.
AJ’s priceless reaction to new football boots in Rich House, Poor House

Ones to Watch Live Pitch Award:
Oliver Martin, Digital Producer & YouTube Manager, BBC Earth

Test Card Award – Scripted & Unscripted:
Laur and Disorder Created by: Francesca Marie Claire, Gill Poulter, Katy Poulter
The Switch Created by: Joshua Goode, Madelen F Nygaard

Staff Reporter

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