Best Specialist Channel


This category is open to all specialist or niche digital channels not covered in other categories and must serve a clearly identifiable audience or have a genre or thematic basis.

Judges will look for innovation, creative programming, scheduling as well as a clear appeal to its specialist audience.

Evidence of audience appreciation, targeted marketing, viewing figures and overall strength of the channel’s brand and content will support a successful entry.

The channel must not be one of the original terrestrial channels, so BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are excluded

Qualifying Period

All entries must relate to the period between 1 January 2018 and 1 April 2019, with the first episode of the series¬†having it’s first transmission during these dates.

Cost per entry £270 (ex. VAT)

Previous winners

Sky Arts (2018)
Sky Arts
CBBC (2016)
CBBC (2015)
Animal Planet (2014)
Crime & Investigation Network (2013)