News Channel nomination for BBC World in the HOT BIRD TV AWARDS
World, the BBC's 24-hour international news and information television
channel, has been nominated in the News category for Best News Channel
in the fifth HOT BIRDtm TV AWARDS 2002. The awards are the industry
'Oscars' for the best television channels delivered to homes in
Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
by Eutelsat and by the Eurovisioni festival, sponsored by Eutelsat,
Arianespace and Alenia Spazio, the awards comprise nine categories
including information, documentary and culture. An international
jury, composed of television critics and journalists from the specialist
press, will analyse and vote on the best programme offerings from
more than 150 digital and analogue television channels transmitted
via Eutelsat, the pan-European satellite operator.
Williams, Senior Editor for BBC World News, will be attending on
behalf of the channel. Steve said: "BBC World is delighted
to have been nominated for this award. It is a real achievement
in such a crowded market place and a reflection of the quality of
our 24 hour news coverage."
awards ceremony will take place in Venice on October 4th.