The winners of the eighth edition of Prizes HOT IBRD TV, the international event that recognizes the quality in the thematic television by satellite, have occurred to know recently in a ceremony organized by Eutelsat and Eurovisioni in Turin and to which they went more than 200 representatives coming from Europe, North America and Asia.
The jury, trained by specialized journalists of 10 European countries, has awarded 10 categories of thematic channels: Infantile, Cinema, Culture/Education, Documentary, Fiction, Music, the News, Deport, Fashion and National Window. More than 100 television channels they sent material to the contest.
With the purpose of to grant to the television spectators the opportunity to vote to their thematic channels favorites, Eutelsat and Eurovisioni introduced this year the Prize “Peoples for the first time? s Choice”. This award was granted to the thematic channel that it received the greater number of votes through diverse Web sites of the industry, including the Webs of Eutelsat, Lyngsat, Eurovisioni and Satexpo. The winning channel of this prize was Sky Cinema Classic (Italy).
During the ceremony, Giuliano Berretta, President of the Council of Administration of Eutelsat affirmed that from the transition to the digitalis, that began via satellite 10 years ago, the increase of the thematic televisions has been one of the great advances in the sector of the broadcasting. It has radically diversified to the options of the spectator, created new platforms for the content creation and continues being developed as the sorts and habits of the consumer change. As company leader in the provision of capacity for the emissions by satellite, is proud to us to contribute to the growth of the thematic television and it enormously pleases to celebrate this event to us in Turin, city anfitriona of the Olympic Games of Winter 2006, of which we are a Sponsoring Official.