ITV1 and BBC Three Take Channel of the Year Titles

ITV1 has been named terrestrial TV channel of the year, while BBC Three took the digital channel of the year plaudits – both at this year's MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

At the ceremony – hosted by comedian, Russell Kane, and including fellow comics, Al Murray, Miranda Hart and Lee Mack – Glasgow-based production company, Matchlight, was among the nominations, in the Producer/Director Debut category, for My Boyfriend the War Hero, by Anne Claire Pilley.

The winners' list reads:

Terrestrial Channel of the Year Award

Winner: ITV1

Nominated: BBC One


Channel 4

Channel 5

Digital Channel of the Year Award

Winner: BBC Three

Nominated: BBC Four


Sky Arts

Sky One

Sky Atlantic

UKTV’s Dave


Terrestrial Programme of the Year Award

Winner: Sherlock

Nominated: The Walking Dead

Human Planet

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

This is England ‘86

Digital Programme of the Year Award

Winner: The Inbetweeners

Nominated: An Idiot Abroad

Being Human

Game of Thrones

Fry and Laurie: Reunited

Indie of the Year Award

Winner: talkbackTHAMES

Nominated: Zeppotron

Kudos Film and Television

Big Talk Productions


Producer/Director Debut Award

Winner: Robb Leech for My Brother the Islamist

Nominated: Catherine Tate for Catherine Tate’s Little Cracker

Chris Eley for Dispatches: City of Fear

Anne Claire Pilley for My Boyfriend the War Hero

Laura Fairrie for True Stories: Battle for Barking

Cross Platform Innovation Award

Winner: The Million Pound Drop

Nominated: Being Human

24 Hour Panel People

Got to Dance


The Network and Fast Track Programme Choice Award

Winner: Misfits

Nominated: Sherlock

The Promise

The Killing

The Only Way Is Essex

Wonders of the Universe