PRESS RELEASE published on 30 May 2013 • Department / Unit Radio Media

2013 Rose d’or winners announced

brussels, 30 May 2013
Returning to Eurovision, the Rose d'Or awards were presented tonight at an evening celebration dinner at the Square, in Brussels. The awards were presented in six categories for the best and most creative entertainment television programmes from around the world. More than 300 entries from over 30 countries were submitted this year to participate in this prestigious competition.

 The evening was hosted by popular Dutch TV personality and humanitarian Lucille Werner, with honoured guests Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium in attendance at the ceremony.  The awards left Switzerland for the first time in 52 years, being held as the final event of the 2013 Media Summit.
 
The winners in the six competition categories are:

Comedy
What If?
Shelter for VMMa, Belgium

Sitcom
Spy
Hat Trick Productions for British Sky Broadcasting, UK
 
Game Show
Oh Sit!
The Gurin Company/405 Productions/Raquel Productions/Warner Horizon for the CW, USA
 
Arts
Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender
Eagle Rock Entertainment for BBC, UK

Reality and Factual Entertainment
Make Bradford British
Love Productions for Channel 4, UK

Entertainment
Gruen Sweat
Zapruder’s Other Films/ABC for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia

Nominated programmes were announced in April 2013, after the first round of judging, during which a shortlist of the three best programmes were selected in each of the six categories. The six Heads of Jury, who formed the Final Jury, determined the best in each category earlier this week.

ABOUT ROSE D’OR

The Rose d'Or is one of the world's most important international entertainment television awards founded in 1961 in Montreux, Switzerland.

Today television professionals, producers, managers of private and public television stations and production company heads from about 40 countries participate annually. Since its inception, the Rose d’Or has been an important networking platform and a marketplace for innovation and ideas.

The highlight of the Rose d'Or is the glittering Awards Night, in which the Golden Roses for best television entertainment programmes and formats are presented. With these coveted awards, the Rose d'Or Festival recognizes originality, quality and creativity, and sets the standard for entertainment television.

More on the winners and the nominees, as well as photos of the event are available at www.rosedor.com

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Contacts:

Michelle ROVERELLI

Head of Communications
T +41 22 717 2204
M +41 79 647 1724
roverelli@ebu.ch

Séghira FARHI

Eurovision Project Manager
info@rosedor.com
M +41 79 743 3278