Media release: Winners announced of Edinburgh TV Awards


THE Edinburgh International Television Festival brought to you by YouTube and BT, has revealed the winners from each of the categories at the prestigious TV Awards, it was announced today.

Hosted by stand-up comedian, actor, writer and radio presenter, Nish Kumar, the highly-coveted awards, now in their 16th year, form one of the highlights of the TV Festival calendar, celebrating the best of British content, as well as rewarding programmes outside of the UK.

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 and YouTube manager, BBC Earth

Test Card Award – Scripted and Unscripted:


Laur and Disorder created by: Francesca Marie Claire, Gill Poulter, Katy Poulter


The Switch created by: Joshua Goode, Madelen F Nygaard

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.”

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