Broadcast Digital Award winners

UKTV and Sky were the standout winners at the Broadcast Digital Awards – taking home five trophies apiece, including major channel categories.

The BBC Studios-owned broadcaster’s Dave was named Channel of the Year, capping a night in which it also collected gongs for Boomerang’s Big Zuu’s Big Eats (Gamechanger Programme), Expectation’s Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable (Entertainment Programme) and Second Act Productions’ Meet the Richardsons at Christmas (Comedy Programme).

Sister channel W pitched in with success for Firecracker Films’ Emma Willis: Delivering Babies in 2020 in the Best Lockdown Programme – Popular Factual category.

UKTV’s success was matched by Sky which took the honours in categories including Best Non-PSB Channel for Sky Atlantic and Bad Wolf’s I Hate Suzie for Best Drama Programme.

Sky Documentaries triumphed in the Best Factual Channel category just months after its launch, supported by Sky Arts’ win for its Best Live coverage of ENO’s Drive & Live: La Bohème (Somethin’ Else). Sky News / Sky Kids’ FYI Investigates – Brazil: Children Caught in the Crossfire (Fresh Start Media) was named Best Digital Children’s Content

Meanwhile, LADbible won in two categories: Best Original Web Channel and Short-Form Format for …Minutes With and YouTube had a double win for Life in a Day 2020 and Together We Rise in Best Lockdown Programme – Documentary and Best Popular Factual Programme.

Monkey Kingdom was named Best Multichannel Production Company of the Year, following Firecracker’s inaugural victory last year, boosted by its victory for ITV2’s Don’t Hate The Playaz in the Best Lockdown Programme – Comedy, Entertainment & Scripted category

Broadcast Digital Awards 2021: winners

Channel of the Year: Dave

Multichannel Production Company of the Year: Monkey Kingdom

Channel of the Year (Non-PSB Group): Sky Atlantic

Gamechanger Programme of the Year: Big Zuu’s Big Eats

John Richardson and Lucy Beaumont (Richardson)

Best Comedy Programme: Meet the Richardsons at Christmas

Best Content Partnership or AFP: Mission Accessible

Best Digital Children’s Content: FYI Investigates – Brazil: Children Caught in the Crossfire

Best Digital Support for a Programme: It’s a Sin

Best Digital Support for a Strand, Channel or Genre: Fans Reunited

Best Documentary Programme: Locked In: Breaking the Silence

Best Drama Programme: I Hate Suzie

Mel Giedroyc and Lou Sanders hosts of Unforgivable

Best Entertainment Programme: Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable

Best Factual Channel: Sky Documentaries

Best Lockdown Programme – Comedy, Entertainment & Scripted: Don’t Hate The Playaz

Best Lockdown Programme – Documentary: Life In A Day 2020

Best Lockdown Programme – Popular Factual: Emma Willis: Delivering Babies In 2020

Best Original Web Channel: LADbible TV

Best Popular Factual Programme: Together We Rise

Best Programme Acquisition: Spiral

Best Short-Form Scripted: Sparklers

Best Short-Form Documentary: The Boy Who Climbed The Shard

Best Short-Form Format: Minutes With

Best Specialist Channel: CBeebies

Best Sports or Live Event Coverage: ENO’s Drive & Live: La Bohème

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