38 channels competing for Hot Bird honors

11th annual awards set to take place next month

ROME -- More than 130 channels from 17 countries were considered in determining the 38 channels that will compete at the 11th annual International Hot Bird TV awards, which will take place next month in Venice.

The 11 prizes for European satellite television channels include nods for best programming for children/teenagers, cinema channels, cultural channels, documentaries, fiction, high-definition, lifestyle music, national showcase, news and sports.

The prizes will be presented Nov. 14.