BBC wins Broadcaster of the Year at New York Festivals Awards

The BBC has won Broadcaster of the Year at the New York Festivals Radio Awards.

Most of the Gold Awards went to the BBC or to independent producers working on BBC programmes.

Across its radio networks, the BBC collected 14 Gold awards, 7 Silver and 10 Bronze with podcast series’ including I’m Not A Monster, Where Is George Gibney and Fight Of The Century all picking up several each.

Dylan Haskins, Commissioner, BBC Sounds & BBC Radio 5 Live, says: “We’re delighted to receive the award for 2021 Broadcaster of the Year. We’re especially proud of the recognition from the New York Festivals this year for I’m Not a Monster, our collaboration between BBC Sounds, BBC Panorama and Frontline PBS, and Where is George Gibney? from Second Captains, but also of all of the teams and collective effort across the BBC that goes into making impactful public service radio and podcasts and bringing these stories to audiences across the world.”

Laura Busson, Commissioning Executive for Radio 2, said: “BBC Radio 2 prides itself on its distinctive programming, and it’s brilliant to see a variety of shows being recognised. I’m especially proud of Musicals: The Greatest Show winning GOLD as it was a project that the whole network embraced, with the aim of giving both our listeners and the theatre industry a boost at a time when theatres and productions were closed.

“It was also hugely satisfying to see such a creatively ambitious radio project grow into a primetime BBC One special.”

TBI Media UK earned the title of Production Company of the Year for the 7th year running. The London-based company earned multiple Gold trophies for their work for high-profile clients including the BBC.

Phil Critchlow – Founding Director & CEO – TBI Media says: “The whole of the TBI team is thrilled with the awards won this year, and of course to be made Production Company of the Year is a particular honour.

“We’re all lucky to be living at such an important time for audio production worldwide, where anybody with a good idea and the drive to deliver it can now find a platform where it can be heard, and it’s great to see that opportunity reflected so comprehensively across all of the results in this year’s awards.”

TBI Media took home four Golds for work on Best Narration (5 Live), Best Entertainment Magazine (5 Live), Best Special Event (Radio 2) and for Nations United in the Climate Change and Sustainability category.

Whistledown won two Golds for Best Investigative Report (Radio 4) and Best Nonfiction Series (Radio 4).

Imaging Blueprint won Gold for “Program ID” – creating the audio themes and sonic logo for the Official Chart with Scott Mills (Radio 1).

Elsewhere, Bauer won silver for Best Country Format at Downtown Country, and for Absolute Radio 40s in the Best Innovation category, with TBI Media

The bronze Sports & Recreation award went to talkSPORT for the Coming in from the Cold documentary.

And BFBS picked up two finalist certificates for their special programmes, whilst Global was recognised for its Youths Choice Radio station at the Global Academy.

See all the winners here

Posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at 3:38 pm by RadioToday UK

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