City channel Made in Leeds are celebrating their award wins at the prestigious Royal Television Society awards at this year’s Yorkshire ceremony.
Marking a first for the Made TV channel, the broadcaster came away from the event with two award wins, first it was praise for the Made in Leeds news team with, ‘On The Aire’ winning Best News Report for their coverage on the Yorkshire floods, with the small team tirelessly reporting, filming, editing and producing in-depth, quality coverage on the devastation that faced the city over Christmas and New Year.
Made Television’s Senior Producer and Presenter, Mark O’Brien was also acknowledged for his passion and dedication with the award for One to Watch, with the judges commenting on his breadth of skills and talent.
Amongst some of the most skilled and creative broadcasting talent from across Yorkshire other winners alongside Made in Leeds included Happy Valley and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell with three awards each and This Is England ’90 for Best Drama award.
“I’m so incredibly proud of the Made in Leeds team. They have shown their commitment and talent time and time again and I know how seriously they take their role as the city’s dedicated TV channel. Mark and the On The Aire team have done phenomenally well alongside all the other talented teams and individuals acknowledged at the awards.” – Jamie Conway, CEO of Made Television
The two awards mark the first RTS awards for Made Television, following Made in Tyne & Wear receiving an unprecedented Highly Commended acknowledgement at the 2016 Prolific North Awards for Best Entertainment Programme, when Made in Leeds also reached the finals in Best Factual Programme category.