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By | November 2, 2000

      At Satexpo, the annual forum for satellite broadcasting held in Vicenza, Italy, the winners were announced of this year’s Hot Bird TV Awards. Organised by Eutelsat in collaboration with Eurovisioni, the jury viewed 150 channels in order to select winners in the fields of: children’s, news, music, sport, documentaries and adventure, culture, cinema and fiction, various. For the first time this year an award has been included on interactivity.

      Winners of the Hot Bird TV awards 2000

      Winner in the Children’s category: Detskiy Mir (Russian)
      Finalists: Disney Channel (Italian), Minimax (Polish)

      Winner in the News category: I-Télévision (French)
      Finalists: CNBC (English), RAI News 24 (Italian)

      Winner in the Music category: Mezzo (French)
      Finalists (French): Canal Fiesta (Spanish), Musique Classique

      Winner in the Sport category: Eurosport News (Multilingual)
      Finalists: Nuvolari (Italian), SportStream (Italian)

      Winner in the Documentaries’ and Adventure category National Geographic Channel (Italian)
      Finalists: Histoire (French), Planete (Italian)

      Winners in the Culture category Paris Premiere (French), RaiSat Album (Italian)
      Finalist: Arte (French/German)

      Winner in the Cinema and Fiction category Studio Universal (Italian), Ale Kino (Polish)
      Finalist: Cine Classics (Italian)

      Winner in the Various category: Alice (Italian)
      Finalists: Canale Viaggi (Italian), Voyage (French)

      Winners of the Eutelsat Award: BBC Prime (English), Kanal D (Turkish), SMAU Channel (Italian)

      Winners of the SATExpo Award: Telepiu for Anteprima (Italy), Stream for Big Brother (Italy)

      Winner of the Jury Award for Best Satellite TV Programme: Soirées Thématiques, Arte

      * The Jury, in a new category for interactivity recommended for their technological innovation and diversity of content, the following services: (Multilingual), Méteo Express (French), Palmares Interactif (French), Shopping Avenue (French).

      Source: Eutelsat

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