Comedian will front next month’s ceremony

Comedian Tom Allen will host the Broadcast Digital Awards 2022, celebrating the most creative and innovative digital content from across the UK.

The popular comedian, author, TV and radio presenter with a recent sold-out show at The London Palladium during his Absolutely tour, also hosts The Apprentice: You’re Fired and co-hosts Cooking With The Stars and Bake Off: The Professionals.

The Broadcast Digital Awards 2022 ceremony takes place on 5 July at The Brewery in London. 

Last year, Monkey was named Best Multiplatform Production Company and the category returns this year with six indies competing - Fulwell 73, Future Studios, LADstudios, Lime Pictures, Monkey and Strawberry Blond TV.


Best Comedy Programme

  • Brassic, Calamity Films for Sky Max
  • Jerk, Roughcut TV & Primal Media for BBC
  • Ladhood, BBC Studios for BBC
  • Meet the Richardsons, Second Act Productions for Dave
  • Starstruck, Avalon Television for BBC
  • The Stand Up Sketch Show, Spirit Studios for ITV2 

Best Content Partnership or AFP

  • Cook Clever Waste Less with Hellmann’s, BBC Studios for Channel 4 
  • Cooking With The Stars, South Shore for ITV
  • Endurance 22, Little Dot Studios & History Hit for The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust
  • My Greatest Shot, Tern Television & Zinc Communicate for Sky Arts 
  • The FA Disability Cup with BT, Nimble Productions for BT Sport
  • Statues Redressed, Northern Town for Sky Arts 

Best Digital Children’s Content 

  • Break the Record, Electric Robin for YouTube Kids
  • Dodger, Universal International Studios for BBC
  • Dodo, Wildseed Studios, Ingenious Media, Telegael & Toonz for Sky Kids
  • Jacqueline Wilson’s Little Darlings, Kindle Entertainment for Sky Kids
  • MC Grammar, Monkey for Sky Kids
  • Mini Movies, The Chancer Collective for CITV 

Best Digital Pre-School’s Content 

  • Alphablocks & Numberblocks Specials, Alphablocks for BBC
  • The Baby Club, Three Arrows Media, Tiny House Productions & CMP Productions for CBeebies
  • The Very Small Creatures, Aardman for Sky Kids
  • The Workout Badges, BBC Studios & Studio AKA for YouTube 

Best Digital Support for a Programme 

  • Doctor Who: Flux, BBC Studios for BBC
  • Eurovision Song Contest 2021, BBC Studios for BBC
  • Hollyoaks, Lime Pictures for E4
  • Sky News: Daily Climate Show, Sky News for Sky News
  • Strictly Come Dancing, BBC Studios for BBC
  • The Masked Singer, Bandicoot/StoryHunter for ITV 

Best Digital Support for a Strand, Channel or Genre 

  • BBC Three TV Channel Launch, BBC Three Digital Teams for BBC
  • Channel 4 Sport, 4Studio for Sport on Channel 4
  • Dave, UKTV for Dave
  • Sky News Climate Crisis, Sky News for Sky News
  • The Colour of My Skin, Mosaic Films for BBC Teach
  • UFC, BT Sport for BT Sport 

Best Documentary Programme 

  • Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes, Top Hat Productions for Sky Documentaries
  • Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power, Dragonfly Film and Television for BBC
  • Look Away, Top Hat Productions for Sky Documentaries
  • The Boy With The 8 Hour Heart, Mosaic Films for Channel 4 Documentaries YouTube 
  • The Return: Life After ISIS, Alba Sotorra Productions & MetFilm for Sky Documentaries
  • The Speedboat Killer: The Killing of Charlotte Brown, Summer Films for ITV2 

Best Drama Programme 

  • Annika, Black Camel Pictures for Alibi
  • Death of England: Face to Face, National Theatre in association with Sabel Productions & Cuba Pictures for Sky Arts
  • Dodger, Universal, International Studios for CBBC & BBC 
  • Landscapers, SISTER in association with South of the River for Sky Atlantic
  • Ragdoll, Sid Gentle Films for Alibi
  • The Fear Index, Left Bank Pictures for Sky Atlantic 

Best Entertainment Programme

  • Eating With My Ex, Thames for BBC 
  • Life & Rhymes, CPL Productions & Licklemor for Sky Arts
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Talkback for Sky Max
  • Race Around Britain, Expectation & Munz Made It for YouTube
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, World of Wonder for BBC
  • The Culture Capsule, BET UK for BET International,YouTube & My5

Best Factual Channel 

  • More 4
  • Real Stories
  • Sky Documentaries
  • Yesterday 

Best Original Web Channel

  • LADbible TV
  • Mashed
  • The Overlap
  • The Wonderbirds 

Best Popular Factual Programme  

  • Big Zuu’s Big Eats, Boom for Dave
  • Catfish UK, VIS UK for MTV UK
  • Royal Bastards: Rise of the Tudors, 72 Films for Sky HISTORY and Sky SHOWCASE
  • The Great British Dig, Strawberry Blond for More 4
  • The Outsiders?, AFL Films for YouTube
  • Write Around the World with Richard E. Grant, StoryVault Films for BBC  

Best Programme Acquisition

  • Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra, In Films for BBC
  • Hemingway Florentine Films & WETA, Washington, D.C. for BBC
  • Hidden Assets Saffron Moon, Facet4Media & Potemkino Production for BBC
  • Sister Boniface Mysteries, BBC Studios for Drama
  • Smother, BBC Studios Drama Productions & Raidió Teilifís Éireann Treasure Entertainment for Alibi
  • The Commons, Curio Pictures for Stan  

Best Short-Form Documentary 

  • Are We Thinking About Alien Life All Wrong?, Pomona Pictures & The Open University for BBC Ideas
  • Hollyoaks IRL, Lime Pictures for Snapchat Discover & YouTube
  • I Was There, LADstudios for LADbible TV
  • One Month on the Shankill, ITV News for ITV News (YouTube)
  • Planet Explorers, BBC Studios Science Unit for BBC Earth Facebook
  • Tagged: Women on Tag, RARE TV for BBC  

Best Short-Form Format 

  • After We’ve Gone, The Natural History Unit for BBC Earth YouTube
  • Agree to Disagree, LADstudios for LADbible TV 
  • Drunk History: Black Stories, Comedy Central for Comedy Central YouTube 
  • Queerpiphany, MTV for MTV UK YouTube
  • Reunited, Future Studios for Snapchat
  • Secret Sauce, Acme Films & Wall of Productions for Channel 4 YouTube 

Best Short Form Scripted

  • East Mode with Nigel Ng VIS UK for Comedy Central YouTube
  • Please Help, Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC 
  • Skinny Fat, A Matthew David / BBC Wales / Ffilm Cymru Wales Production for Ffolio for BBC 
  • The Break: Oh Toni, BBC Studios & BBC Writersroom for BBC 
  • The Break: Rude, BBC Studios & BBC Writersroom for BBC 
  • Zen School of Motoring, Rumpus Media for BBC 

Best Specialist Channel

  • Alibi 
  • CBBC
  • Crime + Investigation UK
  • Sky Arts
  • Sky News
  • Sky Sports Racing 

Best Sports or Live Event Coverage 

  • 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, IMG Productions for BBC 
  • Extreme E, Aurora Media Worldwide for Global Feed
  • MotoGP Valencia 2021, North One for BT Sport 2
  • Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, Discovery In-House Production (& Buzz16 for Beijing Today) for Eurosport 1 UK, Eurosport 2 UK & Discovery+ UK
  • Sky News: Climate Live, Sky News for Sky News
  • The Hundred, Sky Sports for Sky Sports Cricket

Best VR Experience

  • 5G EdgeXR Project, BT Sport, EE, BT & 5G EdgeXR Partners
  • The Green Planet AR Experience -Powered by EE 5G, Factory 42 with BBC Studios, EE, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Talesmith & Dimension Studio
  • VICE World News: The Unfiltered History Tour, VICE Media Group & Dentsu Webchutney
  • Your Body Uncovered with Kate Garraway, Remarkable Television 

Channel of the Year

  • BBC Three
  • CBBC
  • Dave
  • E4
  • Sky News 

Channel of the Year (Non-PSB Group)

  • Gold
  • Sky Sports Main Event 

Gamechanger Programme of the Year

  • Annika, Black Camel Pictures for Alibi 
  • Expedition with Steve Backshall, True to Nature for Dave
  • Meet the Richardsons, Second Act Productions for Dave
  • Royal Bastards: Rise of the Tudors, 72 Films for Sky HISTORY and Sky SHOWCASE 
  • The Daily Climate Show, Sky News for Sky News
  • The Hundred, Sky Sports for Sky Sports Cricket 

Multichannel Production Company of the Year

  • Fulwell 73
  • Future Studios
  • LADstudios 
  • Lime Pictures
  • Monkey
  • Strawberry Blond TV 

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