This year’s awards take place at London’s The Brewery on 5 July

Broadcast Digital Awards

Sky Atlantic, Dave and E4 are to face off against three BBC channels for the top prize at this year’s Broadcast Digital Awards.

BBC3, BBC4 and CBBC are all in the running for the Channel of the Year award, which was won last year by E4.

Dave, BBC3 and E4 are also competing in the Best Entertainment Channel category, where they come up against MTV UK and Viceland. BBC3 is also up for Best Original Web Channel.

BBC4 is vying with History, National Geographic and Horse & Country TV for Best Factual Channel.

BBC3 dominates in a new category, Best Documentary Programme. American High School, Reggie Yates: Life And Death In Chicago and The Brit Who Tried To Kill Trump are all up for gongs, alongside Netflix doc Captive, Viceland’s Europe Or Die and Julian Clary’s Passions doc on Noel Coward for Sky Arts.

The online-only BBC channel also has three scripted nominations (Fleabag, Murdered By My Father and This Country) against Sky Atlantic’s two (Alan Partridge: Scissored Isle and The Tunnel: Sabotage) and last year’s winner, E4’s Chewing Gum.

This year’s event also recognises excellence in the growing field of virtual reality, with an award for Best VR Experience. Projects for BBC Taster, The Guardian, Sky and the Science Museum are all in the frame.

Comedian Katherine Ryan hosts this year’s awards, which will take place at London venue The Brewery on 5 July.


Best App or Website for a Strand, Channel 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 Social Media Campaign BBC, 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 for Aurora Media Worldwide for Formula E
  • Pop up start up for CNBC international
  • SKODA Tour De Celeb Skoda for Channel 5

Best Digital Children’s Content

  • Beano  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
  • Shows Editorial Team for
  • This Morning, This Morning Digital Team for ITV

Best Digital Video Platform or Services

  • All 4
  • BBC iPlayer
  • BBC iPlayer Kids
  • ITV Hub
  • TVPlayer
  • UKTV Play

Best Documentary Programme – NEW

Best Entertainment Channel

  • BBC Three
  • Dave
  • E4
  • MTV UK

Best Entertainment Programme

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 Original Web Channel

  • Barcroft TV
  • BBC Three
  • Cooke Optics TV
  • Mashed
  • The Football Republic
  • TrueTube

Best Popular Factual Programme

  • Celebs Go Dating Lime Pictures for E4
  • Hate Thy Neighbour Viceland In-house for Viceland
  • Needles and Pins Viceland In-house for Viceland
  • Obesity: The Post Mortem 7 Wonder Productions and Third Street Studios for BBC Three
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 Storyvault Films for Sky Arts
  • Sex Pod Crackit Productions for Five Star

Best Programme Acquisition

  • Cleverman BBC Three
  • Game of Thrones Sky Atlantic
  • Legion Fox
  • Locked Up Walter Presents
  • Roots BBC Four
  • Search Party All 4

Best Scripted Online Short

  • #HoodDocumentary Fudge Park for BBC Three
  • Bad Snappers Factory Films for Comedy Central UK
  • Fright Bites Fruit Tree Media for All 4
  • Frightbusters Me + You Productions for Sky Arts
  • Like Me CTVC for
  • Refugee CTVC for

Best Scripted Programme

Best Social Media & Digital Marketing Campaign

  • #SherlockLive Hartswood Films for BBC One
  • Hollyoaks #MyJadeIs, Lime Pictures for Channel 4
  • Humans 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 Factual Channel

  • History
  • Horse & Country TV
  • National Geographic

Best Specialist Channel

  • BBC News Channel
  • Cbbc
  • CBeebies
  • Sky Arts
  • Travel Channel
  • Walter Presents

Best Sports and 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 Final BT Sport In-house for BT Sport Europe

Best VR Experience – New

  • 6x9: 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 
  • Giselle 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

Channel of the Year - sponsored by Babcock

  • BBC Three
  • BBC Four
  • CBBC
  • Dave
  • E4
  • Sky Atlantic

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