BBC One named Channel Of The Year at Broadcast Awards
BBC One was named Channel Of The Year at last night's Broadcast Awards with the recently launched BBC Vision scooping further awards for excellence across the genres.
The judges said of the corporation's flagship channel: "At a time when all major terrestrial broadcasters are facing questions about how fast and far their share of viewing will fall, BBC One has shown it can deliver mass entertainment."
The BBC's wins in other categories were for:
- How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? – Best Entertainment Programme;
- Extras – Best Comedy;
- World Cup Final coverage – Best Sports Programme;
- Planet Earth: From Pole To Pole – Best Documentary Series;
- Charlie & Lola – Best Children's Programme;
- Bleak House – Best Drama Series/Serial (with Life On Mars also highly commended);
- Life On Mars – Best New Programme.
Peter Fincham, Controller, BBC One said: "I am really delighted that BBC One did so well at the Broadcast Awards. I'd like to thank the many many people who contributed to a successful year on the channel and these awards reflect the variety and strength of the programming."
In addition, BBC Worldwide scooped an award for Best International Programme Sales, in recognition of the growing popularity of Dancing With The Stars throughout the world.
Localised versions of the programme can now be seen by audiences in 29 countries from the USA to Russia and from Australia to Japan.
BBC Press Office