Channel 4 has won the channel of the year award at The Edinburgh International Television Festival.

C4 was shortlisted for the award alongside BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, ITV and Channel 5. C4 last won the award in 2014. Last year’s winner was BBC1.

Humans and Broadchurch producer Kudos won production company of the year, beating indies from a shortlist that also comprised Big Talk, ITN Productions, Red Production, Studio Lambert and Twofour.

The New Programme of the Year award went to BBC1’s Peter Kay’s Car Share, which was produced by Goodnight Vienna Productions.

The Last Panthers was named Best International Co-Production. The thriller, which aired on Sky Atlantic earlier this year, was produced by France’s Haut et Court TV and the UK’s Warp Films.

Factual Programme of the Year category was won by Reggie Yates’ Extreme Russia (BBC3, Sundog Pictures).

Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright won the Outstanding Achievement Award.

The TV Moment of the Year, as voted for by Edinburgh delegates exclusively via the Festival app, was Adele rapping to Nicki Minaj’s verse on Kanye’s Monster on Carpool Karaoke.

American Crime Story: The People Vs OJ Simpson won the Talent Schemes Programme Choice Award as voted for by the Talent Schemes Delegates.

Symeon Brown, one of the TV Festival’s Talent Schemes Delegates, won the Random Acts Live Pitch Award.

Festival Director, Lisa Campbell, said: “Congratulations to all of our winners, this year’s competition was tough, but it is testament to the quality of not only the series produced, but the people, their creativity, passion and determination that makes the decision so hard.”

Staff Reporter