Shortlist 2017

The judges have spoken! After watching hours of footage, pouring over stacks of viewing figures and comparing reams and reams of social #content, we locked our judges away to debate who has produced the very best work in broadcast and digital over the past year. Below is the full shortlist of programmes, producers and channels for 2017. In a year of incredible entries our judges were faced with some tough decisions, so a huge congratulations to everyone who has made the list and we’ll see you 5 July!

Best App or Website for Channel, Strand or Genre

At The Races

BBC Sport

CBeebies Playtime Island

Channel 4 Rio 2016 Paralympics

Sky News

Best Content Partnership or AFP

Black and British, Black Cultural Archives,  Heritage Lottery Fund, National Archives,  BFI and Historic England for BBC

Crackanory, Audible for Dave

Driven to Distraction
Little Dot Studios for Aviva Insurance and All4

Formula E Season 3
Little Dot Studios and Aurora Media Worldwide for Formula E

Pop up start up, for CNBC international

Skoda Tour De Celeb, Skoda for Channel 5

Best Digital Video Platform/Services

All 4

All 4

BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer Kids

ITV The Hub

The ITV Hub




Best Documentary Programme

American High School
Swan Films for BBC Three

Lightbox for Netflix

Europe or Die
Vice News for Viceland UK

Passions; Noel Coward by Julian Clary
Saffron Cherry TV for Sky Arts

Reggie Yates: Life and Death in Chicago
Sundog Pictures for BBC Three

The Brit Who Tried to Kill Trump
Firecracker Films for BBC Three

Best Programme Acquisition

BBC Three

Game of Thrones
Sky Atlantic


Locked Up
Walter Presents

BBC Four

Search Party
All 4

Best Digital Children’s Content

Beano Studios for

Secret Life of Boys
Zodiak Kids Studios for CBBC

Selfie Shootout
Megalomedia for CBBC

Something Special – The Looking Game
BBC Children’s In-House,  BBC D&E and Aardman Digital for Cbeebies

The Pixelarity
Maker Studios for YouTube

Worst Witch
CBBC In House Interactive and Goodboy Digital for CBBC

Best Digital Programme Support

Big Brother & Celebrity Big Brother Digital
Initial Television and Endemol Shine UK Digital for Channel 5

Big Life Fix
BBC Studios Digital, BBC Factual Commissioning and BBC Taster for BBC Two

Black and British
BBC Studios Digital for BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, Radio 1xtra and BBC Taster

Ex On The Beach Digital Shows Editorial Team for

This Morning
This Morning Digital Team for ITV

Best Scripted Online Short

Fudge Park for BBC Three

Bad Snappers
Factory Films for Comedy Central UK

Fright Bites
Fruit Tree Media for All 4

Me + You Productions for Sky Arts

Like Me
CTVC for

CTVC for

Best Non-Scripted Online Short

Camps to Champs: The Power of Sport for the Displaced
ITN Productions for Olympic Channel

Channel 4 News :Inside Aleppo
ITN for Channel 4 News

Ireland’s Forgotten Mixed-Race Child Abuse Victims
The Guardian for

Life and Death Row: Love Triangle
BBC Studios Digital for BBC Three

Radio 1’s Playground Insults – Jennifer Lawrence vs Chris Pratt
BBC Visual Radio for BBC iPlayer and Radio 1’s YouTube Channel

Things People With Down’s Syndrome Are Tired of Hearing
Mentorn Media for BBC Three

Best Sports or Live Event Coverage

2016 Rio Olympics
BBC Sport for BBC Four, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and BBC Online

BT Sport – UFC 205
BT Sport In-house for BT Sport

MotoGP 2016
North One TV for BT Sport 2

Premier League Tonight
Sunset + Vine for BT Sport

Sky News, EU Referendum Night
Sky News In-house for Sky News

UEFA Champions League Fina
BT Sport In-house for BT Sport Europe

Best VR Experience

6×9: A virtual experience of solitary confinement
The Guardian and The Mill for

Easter Rising: Voice of A Rebel
Crossover Labs and Vrtov for BBC Taster and BBC Learning

Factory 42 for Sky VR

Home: VR Spacewalk Experience
BBC Studios Digital in collaboration with BBC Learning and BBC Studios Science

Space Descent VR with Tim Peake
Alchemy VR for Science Museum (London)

We Wait
Aardman Animations for BBC Taster

Best Social Media & Digital Marketing Campaign

Hartswood Films for BBC One

Hollyoaks #MyJadeIs
Lime Pictures for Channel 4

4Creative and OMD for Channel 4

Moment Of Fame – The #Nickschoolofrock Challenge
Nickelodeon In-house for Nickelodeon

Sky News, #OceanRescue Campaign
Sky News for Sky Atlantic

The BRIT Awards 2017
Somethin’ Else for ITV

Best Scripted Programme

Alan Partridge: Scissored Isle
Baby Cow Productions for Sky Atlantic

Chewing Gum
Retort for E4

Brothers Pictures for BBC Three

Murdered By My Father
BBC Studios for BBC Three

The Tunnel: Sabotage
Kudos and Shine France for Sky Atlantic

This Country
BBC Studios for BBC Three

Best Popular Factual Programme

Celebs Go Dating
Lime Pictures for E4

Hate Thy Neighbour
Viceland for Viceland UK

Needles and Pins
Viceland In-house for Viceland UK

Obesity: The Post Mortem
7 Wonder Productions and Third Street Studios BBC Three

Portrait Artist of the Year 2017
Storyvault Films for Sky Arts

Sex Pod
Crackit Productions for Five Star

Best Entertainment Programme

Sponsored by Ionoco

Celebrity Juice
Talkback for ITV2

Love Island
ITV Studios and Motion Content Group for ITV2

Murder in Successville
Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Three

Release the Hounds – Famous & Freaked
Primal Media for ITV2

Avalon for Dave

Avalon for Dave

Best Entertainment Channel

BBC Three







Best Factual Channel

BBC Four

BBC Four

History logo


Horse & Country

Horse & Country TV

National Geographic

Best Specialist Channel

BBC News Channel



Sky Arts

Travel Channel

Walter Presents

Best Original Web Channel

Barcroft TV

Barcroft TV

BBC Three

Cooke Optics TV


True Tube

The Football Republic

The Football Republic

Channel of the Year

Sponsored by Babcock

BBC Three

BBC Four




Sky Atlantic