BBC Four, E4 and Sky1 are among the channels shortlisted in Channel of the Year Awards run by the Edinburgh International Television Festival, taking place in August.
The festival – sponsored by MediaGuardian – has today announced that BBC Four, BBC Three, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, E4, Five USA, Sky1 and Sky News have each been nominated in the Best Non-Terrestrial Channel of the Year categor while the channels in the running for Best Terrestrial Channel of the Year prize are – as always – BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1, Channel 4 and Five.
In the Best Terrestrial Programme of the Year category, Dr Who (BBC One) goes head-to-head with The X Factor (ITV1), Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1), Outnumbered (BBC One), and Flash Forward (Five).
The nominees for Best Non-Terrestrial Programme are 30 Rock (Comedy Central), Glee (E4), Newswipe with Charlie Brooker (BBC Four), Pineapple Dance Studios (Sky1) and The Inbetweeners (E4).
The winners will be decided during a live vote at the festival on August 28.