Five of the awards – Channel of the Year, Production Company of the Year, New Programme of the Year, Best Factual Programme and Best International Co-Production – are decided through a two stage judging process, involving more than one hundred experts from within the industry.

After the nomination deadline, all entries are collated to form five longlists, which are then voted on by our Executive, Advisory and Talent Schemes committees to create a shortlist of six for each category. Once additional information and showreels have been collected from these six, they are then presented to our jury of specially picked industry experts, who vote to select the five final winners, who are then announced at the Edinburgh TV Awards on Thursday 25 August.

The TV Moment of the Year award shortlist is generated by the Festival team, with delegates being invited to vote for the winner exclusively via the Festival app. Voting will open w/c 27 July and remain open until Thursday 24 August, the day of the Edinburgh TV Awards ceremony.

2017 Edinburgh TV Awards Jury 

Round 1

Executive committee
Advisory committee
Talent Scheme committee

Round 2 – Jury 

Chaired by: Boyd Hilton, Entertainment Director,Heat Magazine

Syeda Irtizaali, Commissioning Editor of Entertainment,  Channel 4

Bill Hobbins, Commissioning Editor – Factual, Sky Entertainment

David Brindley, Factual Commissioner, BBC

Emma Westcott, Commissioning Editor – Factual, Channel 5

Jane Beacon, Commissioning Editor – Daytime, ITV

Sue Latimer, ARG Talent

David Mortimer, Director of Content, Tinopolis Group

Toby Earle, TV Editor & Broadcaster London Live/Evening Standard

Ravin Sampat, Senior Producer, Audience Engagement. BBC Digital Current Affairs and News

Ian Lamarra, Producer

Jazz Gowan, Managing Director, Transparent Television

Clare Zolkwer, Ex-ITV entertainment commissioner

Steven North, General Manager of UKTV entertainment channels Dave, Gold and W



2016 Edinburgh TV Awards Jury 

Round 1

Executive committee
Advisory committee
Talent Scheme committee

Round 2 – Jury

Boyd Hilton, Entertainment Director,Heat Magazine

Neale Simpson, Head of Development, Fizz TV

Hannah Chambers, Talent Manager, Chambers Management

Ed Havard, Head of TV Events and Sport, Channel 4

Hilary Rosen, Deputy Director of Commissioning, UKTV

Jane Beacon, Commissioning Editor, Daytime, ITV Broadcast

Tom Edwards, Commissioning Editor, Formats & Features, BBC1 & 2

Cameron Roach, Senior Commissioning Editor, Sky Drama

Emma Cox, Journalist & TV Critic

Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 5

Steven D Wright, Managing Director, Kerfuffle TV

Sanjay Singhal, Chief Executive, Voltage TV Productions