Digital channel wins four awards including Channel Of The Year

BBC4 scooped Channel Of The Year at this year’s Broadcast Digital Awards, with a Best Documentary Programme win for Bros: After The Screaming Stops among its four-trophy haul.

The BBC digital channel beat BBC3, CBBC, E4 and Sky News to win the top prize, in recognition of its much-talked-about slate of shows. These included Fulwell 73’s profile of the pop duo, which delivered a record 2.4 million consolidated viewers.

It was the first Channel Of The Year win for BBC4, which has made the shortlist for four years running but was beaten first by E4 and then twice in succession by BBC3.

Jodie Comer-starring Bovril Pam, part of BBC Studios’ Snatches series of female-centred monologues, was named Best Short-Form Drama, while German drama 54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis was named Best Programme Acquisition.

BBC3 also scored four awards: Best Comedy Programme for Two Brothers’ series Fleabag; Best Short-Form Comedy for CPL Productions’ Hounslow Diaries; Best Drama Programme for BBC Studios’ fact-based single Killed By My Debt; and Best Short-Form Format for Mentorn Media’s Things Not To Say strand.

Sky News was named Best Specialist Channel and Comedy Central took the Best Entertainment Channel crown, while UKTV’s Dave won the inaugural Channel Of The Year (Non-PSB Group) award.


More in-depth information on all shows entered into the Broadcast Digital Awards can be found on our Programme Index.