5 live dominates Freesat radio nominees
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5 live dominates Freesat radio nominees

BBC Radio 5 live has been nominated for three gongs in the Freesat Awards, including best digital radio channel for 5 live Olympics Extra.

bbcradio5liveThe national station has also been shortlisted for Best Coverage for a Major News Event on Radio or TV for its Lance Armstrong documentary, and Best News Channel along with BBC News and BBC World Service.

The full list of contenders for Best Digital Radio Channel are Absolute Radio, Insight Radio, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 5 live Olympics Extra.

In total, there are 52 nominees across ten categories, including brand new awards this year for Best TV Sitcom, Best Factual TV Programme or Series and Best Coverage for a Major News Event.

Neil Midgley, chair of the judging panel said “This year the Freesat Awards will celebrate even more of the best of British TV, with two new categories for factual programmes and sitcoms.

Winners will be announced at the Freesat Awards ceremony, held in Central London on Wednesday 10th July, with a VIP audience of celebrities, media and broadcasters and hosted by comedian and actress Sally Phillips.

Here are all the nominees:

Best of British: TV Programme or Series
BBC One – Miranda
BBC One – Call The Midwife
BBC Two – Richard II: The Hollow Crown
ITV – Broadchurch
ITV – Scott and Bailey
Channel 4 – Richard III: The King In The Car Park

Best Digital Radio Channel
Absolute Radio
Insight Radio
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 6 Music
BBC Radio 5 live Olympics Extra

Best Factual Programme or Series
BBC One Africa
BBC Two Great British Bake Off
BBC Three Our War
BBC Four Rome: A History of the Eternal City
ITV1 Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile

Best Specialist Channel
BET
Food Network UK
Horror Channel
QVC

Best Children’s TV Programme or Series
CBeebies – Get Well Soon
CBeebies – Tree Fu Tom
CBeebies – Octonauts
CBBC – Wolfblood
CBBC – The Dumping Ground
CBBC – My Life: Breaking Free
CBBC – Incredible Edibles: Gutbusters
Channel 5 – Milkshake Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

Freesat Channel of the Year
BBC Four
BBC Two
CBBC
CBeebies
ITV

Best Live TV Programme or Series
BBC One – London Olympics 2012
BBC One – Strictly Come Dancing
ITV – Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
ITV – Daybreak
Channel 4 – London 2012 Paralympic Games
Channel 5 – Celebrity Big Brother

Best TV Sitcom
BBC One – Miranda
BBC One – Mrs Brown’s Boys
BBC Two – Twenty Twelve
ITV2 – Plebs
Channel 4 – Fresh Meat

Best News Channel (Radio and TV)
BBC News
BBC World Service
BBC Radio 5 live

Best Coverage for a Major News Event on Radio or TV
Channel 4 News – Lord Rennard
BBC News – Syria
BBC Radio 5 Live – Lance Armstrong
ITV News – Jimmy Savile
Channel 5 News – US Presidential elections
euronews – Vatican
ITV Granada Reports – Hillsborough – The Truth At Last

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