The Edinburgh International Television Festival brought to you by YouTube and BT, has revealed the winners from each of the categories at the prestigious Edinburgh TV Awards.
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 & YouTube Manager, BBC Earth
Test Card Award – Scripted & Unscripted:
Scripted: Laur and Disorder Created by: Francesca Marie Claire, Gill Poulter, Katy Poulter
Unscripted: 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.”