There are 21 categories open for entry at the Broadcast Awards. All reward creativity and excellence in British broadcasting. Entries will be judged on a number of factors including innovation, storytelling and production techniques, as well as ratings success. Whether you’re a programme maker, an indie, a post production house or a channel, there is a category for you.

For entries and bookings please contact: Shane Murphy, International Account Manager, 020 8102 0926, shane.murphy@mbi.london

£325 (ex VAT) per entry

Best Children’s Programme 

Sponsored by Dock10

Entry criteria

The winner of this award will be a programme or series targeted specifically at a children’s audience [5-16 years] that is judged to represent the outstanding production effort by a British company in this area. This category covers all genres including drama, factual, entertainment, education and comedy and measures of success include originality, distinctiveness, strength of execution and ratings and/or international sales and merchandising performance.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)

Best Comedy Programme

Sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group

Entry criteria

This category will reward the best comedy one-off special or series of whatever duration that is deemed to be the outstanding original production in the genre. This category covers a wide range of comedy including sitcoms, stand-up, comedy dramas and sketch shows. Panel shows should NOT be submitted, and are instead eligible for best entertainment show.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Budget per episode –  The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • Details of execution of production(300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)
  • Details of performance, writing and characters (300 words)

Best Daytime Programme

Entry criteria

The award will go to the best original commission in daytime on any channel. Repeats and acquisitions are excluded. The judges will be looking for the daytime programme that really stood out in the schedule for its originality, ambition and quality. Factors taken into account will include ratings, audience and critical reaction and format or programme sales,. This award is cross-genre and open to all programmes broadcast first run between 6am-6pm on all UK channels, including the weekend excluding news programming

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)

Best Documentary Programme

Entry criteria

The judges will be looking for the outstanding single documentary broadcast on terrestrial, cable, or satellite TV in the UK for the first time during the qualifying period. Entries can be part of a strand but will be judged as a single programme. Anything over one episode/part should be entered in to Best Documentary Series. Judges will be looking for an outstanding, talked-about piece of work that has really made its mark in the schedule. It should reveal new insights or uncover new evidence and/or successfully taken risks with access, subject matter, filming style or structure.

All entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)

Best Documentary Series

Entry criteria

This award will go to the outstanding documentary series broadcast on any TV channel in the UK for the first time within the qualifying period. Judges will be looking for new and engaging ways of bringing subjects to life, and will assess the strength of storytelling and how the series has succeeded with viewers.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode -The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)

Best Drama Series or Serial

Sponsored by axisVFX

Entry criteria

This award will go to the best drama serial or series, including ongoing series of. at least three parts, which the judges consider to be the best work of fiction broadcast on terrestrial, cable or satellite TV, in the UK, during the qualifying period. Judges will be looking for strong storytelling and production values alongside viewer and critical acclaim.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode -The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • Details of execution of production (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)
  • Details of performance, writing and characters (300 words)

Best Entertainment Programme

Sponsored by NEP UK

Entry criteria

This category will reward the entertainment programme or series (including comedy panel shows), deemed to be the outstanding original production in the genre, broadcast in the UK for the first time during the qualifying period. It can include an established format that remains at the top of its game or has been given a fresh twist.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch. As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode  -The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)

Best Independent Production Company

Sponsored by Barclays

Entry criteria

Judges will be looking for an independent production company which in the last year has shown a strong track record in meeting the requirements of commissioning editors – from providing original ideas to developing high quality finished programmes on budget. As with the post company, this category is based on both creative and commercial success for its body of work in the period and the judges will also be looking for evidence of business growth and profitability during the relevant period.

Qualifying period: All entries must have been made by a UK producer. The work included must have aired between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch. As part of your entry, you are required to upload a show reel comprised of work within the qualifying period (3 minute limit) and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission
  • Creative highlights (300 words)
  • Critical and viewing figure success (300 words)
  • Breadth of programming (300 words)
  • Commercial case (300 words)
  • Development of business over the year (300 words)

Best Multichannel Programme

Sponsored by Finecast

Entry criteria

The judges will be looking for an outstanding original production commissioned by a UK channel other than BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 or Channel 5. Originations from online VoD services are eligible, but acquisitions and repeats are excluded.

The judges will be looking for brave, original programming that achieves stand-out in a cluttered landscape. It should bring something new to a channel and market, and prove its relevance to a specific channel brand and audience.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)

Best Music Programme

Entry criteria

The award will go to the best music programme or series based on musical performance or event coverage. IT CANNOT BE A DOCUMENTARY, ENTERTAINMENT OR FACT ENT SHOW, but magazines or discussion shows may be entered. Technical innovations, brand identity, originality and connection with the audience will all be taken into consideration. The winner will be the best work of music programming on terrestrial, cable or satellite TV in the UK during the qualifying period.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode  – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)
  • Details of any live coverage challenges (300 words)
  • Details of technology used and how it was employed (300 words)
  • Details of innovation – how has coverage developed (300 words)

Best News/Current Affairs Programme

Sponsored by h Studio at The Hospital Club

Entry criteria

This award will go to an individual news programme or investigation, coverage of a specific news event or current affairs films. That includes daily news bulletins, weekly news shows, live breaking news reports and topical, news-led documentaries broadcast during the qualifying period. Judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding journalism, fresh insights or perspective, and exclusive coverage

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one news programme in its entirety and 3 jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of why the journalism stands out (300 words)
  • Details of impact of the story for broadcaster (300 words)
  • Details of follow ups (300 words)

Best Original Programme

Sponsored by IMG Studios

Entry criteria

This award will go to the most outstanding and genuinely original programme of 2017/8. Spin-offs or brand extensions will not be considered as the judges are looking specifically for fresh ideas and innovation in production. Significant reworking of established formats or shows that reinvent or reinvigorate genres will be considered in addition to new launches. Evidence of bravery, ambition and being first or shaking up the market will be considered, alongside ratings success and critical acclaim.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode  – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)
  • Potential for the show to return (300 words)

Best Popular Factual Programme

Entry criteria

This award will go to the special or ongoing series of any duration, which the judges consider to be the outstanding popular factual programme broadcast in the UK for the first time during the qualifying period. Judges will be looking for original or unusual concepts or characters and strong stories that take the viewer on an unmissable journey.

All entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)

Best Post Production House

Sponsored by Screen Scotland

Entry criteria

This award will go to the best post-production house that has provided outstanding service, shown the ability to deliver quality results under tight deadlines and provide creative solutions for programme makes.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. The work included must have aired between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload a reel comprised of your work in the past year (3 min limit) and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

Number of staff 

Number of sites/offices (including location) 

Areas of expertise: genre(s) and post-production services provided 

Creative highlights of the past year: please list your top three broadcast projects (programmes must have transmitted between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018) (300 words)

For each of your top three broadcast projects please detail the following (300 words):

  • Title of the programme/series
  • Client/production company and broadcaster/channel
  • Your facility’s role in the post production of the programme. Please specify your company’s contribution including:
  • ·The brief you were given by the client
  • ·The names and titles of the key craft, business development, production and technical staff who worked on the post-production of the programme
  • ·How the brief was fulfilled and your facility’s contribution to the creation of the final programme

How do you develop your staff and aid their career development?  (300 words

What is your approach to customer service and how do you try to ensure that clients are happy with the service you provide? (300 words)

How has your company performed commercially during the year and how does this compare with the previous year?  (300 words)

What investments in new technology have you made during the period 17 September 2017 to 16 September 2018 and how has this benefited clients? (300 words)

Best Pre-School Programme

Entry criteria

This award goes to the best programme or series that targets UK pre-schoolers specifically (0-4 years). Judges will be looking for appealing, well-crafted programmes that teach very young children something about the world around them. Other measures of success include ratings, international sales and merchandising deals.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)

Best Single Drama

Sponsored by Elstree Studios

Entry criteria

This award will go to the best single drama, including single dramas broadcast in two parts, shown on terrestrial, cable or satellite TV in the UK for the first time during the qualifying period. Judges will be looking for the outstanding work of the year that has succeeded both creatively and in capturing the attention of the viewing audience. Writing, directing and performance will be key areas under consideration.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode  – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)
  • Details of performance, writing and characters (300 words)

Best Soap/Continuing Drama

Entry criteria

This award will recongise the soap opera or continuing drama that has had an outstanding year – reaching a mass audience and hitting new creative heights. The judges will look for innovative storylines, character development and interesting production or distribution techniques, including special episodes and successful multiplatform initiatives. They will also look for how the show serves its broadcaster and its wider profile both in the industry and among viewers.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode  – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)
  • Details of performance, writing and characters (300 words)

Best Specialist Factual Programme

Entry criteria

This award will go to the outstanding specialist factual programme (either a single film or a series) broadcast on any TV channel in the or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

Judges will be looking for original ideas and inspired story telling, technical excellence, and shows that bring complex subjects to life. They can be constructed formats or documentaries and appropriate genres include arts, religion, history, natural history, and science, including sociology and anthropology.

The category excludes entire strands but includes individual programmes from those strand.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of originality and development (300 words)
  • What were the stand out moments and creative highlights during the production process (300 words)
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)

Best Sports Programme

Sponsored by SIS Live

Entry criteria

This category covers all sports related programming [except documentaries], from live and highlights coverage of sporting events to sports-themed programming such as magazines and discussion shows. The award will go to the one-off, special event or series judged to be the outstanding work broadcast in the UK during the qualifying period and will be judged on presenting and commentary excellence, production techniques and innovation and any multi-platform support.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

Please submit up to 45 mins of programming (this may be a package put together specifically for this entry) that demonstrates the best of the original content created for the coverage. This may include introductions/links/punditry/interviews etc but SHOULD NOT INCLUDE coverage of the sporting action, if this came from a global feed. If the coverage of the sporting action was produced by the entering company, it may be included. Videos can be highlights of programme series or one off.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode – The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • How it met audience/broadcaster/commercial requirements (300 words)
  • Details of technology used and how it was employed (300 words)
  • Details of innovation – how has coverage developed (300 words)
  • Details of any live coverage challenges (300 words)
  • Is this entry based on a global feed (300 words)

Channel of The Year

Sponsored by Babcock

Entry criteria

This award will go to the outstanding UK channel [terrestrial or multichannel] of 2016/7. The criteria for this award include: the ability to demonstrate innovation, creative scheduling and commissioning, impact on the viewers and ratings success. Entries for this award should provide any relevant back-up information – ratings, programme reviews etc. Please ensure your submission strictly adheres to the judging period.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2017 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload a show reel comprised of work within the qualifying period (3 minute limit) and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Details of programming successes (300 words)
  • Details of creative highlights (300 words)
  • Details of fulfilled objectives and brand building (300 words)

International Programme Sales

Entry criteria

The judges will be looking for the UK-made programme that has made a significant impact internationally in format or finished programme sales in the qualifying period. Factors taken into account will include the number of territories sold to, revenue generated, how it has performed or was received in those territories, broke new ground and any other measurable indicators of success. Smaller shows that have performed well above expectation will also be considered.

This category is open to new formats and existing formats broadcast before the qualifying period.

Qualifying period: all entries must be have been made by a UK producer. Their first transmission must have been between 17 September 2016 and 16 September 2018 on a UK-based broadcaster, or on a global broadcaster or streaming service where the UK TX was simultaneous with the global launch.

As part of your entry, you are required to upload one episode of the programme and three jpeg high res (300dpi) images/stills that represent your entry. These may be used in Broadcast Magazine if you are shortlisted.

  • Date of First Transmission 
  • Channel first broadcast on: 
  • Distribution Company 
  • Production Company 
  • Average viewing figures 
  • Peak viewing figures 
  • Budget per episode -The judges request that budgets are provided and may choose to mark down entries that do not provide that information – please write Not Disclosed if do not wish to provide this information.
  • Details of range of territories (300 words)
  • Details of any first deals in specific territories (300 words)
  • Details of how sales have developed during judging period (300 words)
  • How has brand awareness been developed (300 words)

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