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Venice TV Award




The VENICE TV AWARD is supported by egta, ACT (Association of Commercial TV) and IMZ (International Music + Media Centre). It brings national and international recognition for quality content and is seen as a statement that the TV Industry is active, creative and successful.

The VTVA is accepting entries from all continents and platforms, honoring the companies and individuals responsible for the creation of the world’s finest work on TV. Broadcasters, cable networks, online platforms, production companies, producers are invited to enter online. 

Gold Trophies and Nominees will be given in 16 categories.

The jury evaluated programmes in the categories of TV Series and TV Film. Performing Arts, Documentary, Light Entertainment, Program Promotion, Branded Entertainment, News, Sport, Children/Youth, Comedy, Reality TV, Technical High Quality, Cross-Platform, New Talent.

The VTVA honors a medium that holds central place in the lives of millions of people. The award highlights the fact that television is a $260 billion industry worldwide, has around 38,500 TV channels in operation, and reaches 1.6 Billion households worldwide.


Young creatives from around the world have a platform at the Venice TV Award, as it gives new talents an opportunity to show their work to leading international TV experts in the category New Talent.



Venice TV Award 2020 announces winners across 16 categories

Two weeks after the Venice Film Festival, international jurors met in Venice for the annual Venice TV Award.

The event, which is supported by the International Music + Media Centre [IMZ], the European Group of Television

Advertising [egta], and the Association of Commercial TV [ACT], awards the year´s television masterpieces

and underlines the continued – and growing – global appeal of TV.

Even in turbulent times TV shows keep us informed, entertained, comforted and connected, and this programming

deserves to be rewarded. One such show is Sky Italy’s “The New Pope”, starring Jude Law and John

Malkovich, which was crowned this year’s Best TV Series.


Nominees from the United Kingdom were the most successful in 2020, collecting four gold trophies. Sky won in

the Comedy category with “Breeders”, while ITV triumphed in Documentary with “Undercover: Digital Gulag”.

The BBC took the award in the Children category with “The Snail and the Whale”, and Endemol struck gold in

Light Entertainment with “Master Chef Australia”. Elsewhere, the United States and Brazil won two gold trophies

each. Rewards for outstanding work went to 28 different countries, proving that great television knows no



“Due to the dedicated work by talented people and the new ways in which we can communicate, the quality of

television programming today is better than ever. I am pleased that the Venice TV Award recognizes this,” said

Sonia Rovai, Head of Scripted Production at Sky Italia.


The jury looked at programmes across 16 different categories: Performing Arts, Documentary, Light Entertainment,

News, Program Promotion, Branded Entertainment, Sport, Children/Youth, Comedy, Reality TV, Technical

High Quality, Cross-Platform, Soap/Telenovela, New Talent, TV Series and TV Film.

Composed of leading international TV experts, among others: Karim Bartoletti, executive board member Italian

Association of Production Companies; Rohit Gupta, President, Sony Pictures Network India; Máire Kearney,

producer/director, RTE Factual Unit, Ireland; André Takada, Head of Creative Services, The Walt Disney Company;

Dr. Markus Schäfer, CEO All3Media Germany, Board Member German Producers; Michael Gray, Producer,



The Venice TV Award was launched as a tribute to and celebration of television, increasing national and international

recognition for both producers and broadcasters who create high-quality output.

The full list of winners can be found here:

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