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Written by James Cheetham on 29th June 2015

This month we were lucky enough to attend the Broadcast Digital Awards, celebrating the digital efforts made by broadcasters, channels and media companies, the event was presented by Josh Widdecombe and was another great evening hosted by Broadcastnow and MBI Events. 

Taking place on the 24th June, we were there sponsoring the award for The Best Factual Channel which saw Searchlight Executive’s director, Alison Mathers giving out the coveted prize to the Discovery Channel.

Other awards of the evening included Best Social Media & Digital Marketing Campaign, Best App/ Website for Programme, Best Digital Children's Content and Best Platform Innovation to name just a few. You can find the full list of winners below.

The rest of the evening included bumping into a certain Keith Lemon and celebrating IWC Media and Sky 1’s Best Entertainment Programme win for Wild Things by sporting the odd giant furry head.



Channel of the Year


Best Entertainment Channel


Best Factual Channel

Discovery Channel

Best Specialist Channel


Best App or Website for Programmes

The Singer Takes It All App, Endemol, Chunk and Tectonic Interactive for Channel 4        

Best App or Website for Channel, Strand or Genre

Stand Up Be Counted   

Best Game

Reverse the Odds, Maverick Television and Chunk for Channel 4

Best Original Web Channel


Best Platform Innovation

LViS Global Activation Platform v4, Monterosa

Best Scripted Programme

Murdered By My Boyfriend, BBC Current Affairs for BBC Three

Best Popular Factual Programme

The Islamic State, VICE for

Best Sports or Live Event Coverage

The 2015 William Hill World Darts Championship, Sky Sports

Best Multiplatform Project

The Singer Takes It All, Endemol, Chunk and Tectonic Interactive for Channel 4

Best Digital Children’s Content

CBeebies StoryTime App BBC Children's for Cbeebies

Best Content Partnership or AFP

Reverse The Odds for Stand Up To Cancer, Cancer Research and Maverick Television for Channel 4

Best Entertainment Programme

Wild Things, IWC Media, Mad Monk and GME for Sky 1

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Campaign

Hollyoaks Snapchat Who Killed Fraser?!, Lime Pictures for E4