Edinburgh TV Fest: ITV Wins U.K. Channel of the Year Award

11:01 AM PST 08/23/2013 by Georg Szalai
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"Broadchurch"

The network also won the new program, honor for detective series "Broadchurch."

EDINBURGH – The Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival on Friday evening named ITV Britain's channel of the year.

The honor was awarded at the 12th annual Channel of the Year Awards here. ITV won the channel prize after BBC2 had won the award last year.
 
The New Program Award also went to ITV for its eight-part detective series Broadchurch, which will return for a second season. Fox is working on a remake of the show for the U.S.
 
Warner Bros.' Shed Media-owned production firm Wall to Wall, which makes The Voice UK and Who Do You Think You Are?, won the production company of the year award.
 
The annual Industry Standout Talent of the Year Award went to Broadchurch creator and writer Chris Chibnall. The festival said the honor was "a testament to his intricately woven plot line."

Meanwhile, the Channel Breakthrough of the Year honor went to Channel 4 for its disability awareness push thanks to its 2012 coverage of the Paralympics in London.

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