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Rose d'Or winners 2013 announced

Brussels, Belgium  (ots) - Returning to EUROVISION, the Rose d'Or awards were given out 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 thirty 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, United Kingdom

   Game Show 
   Oh Sit! 
   The Gurin Company/405 Productions/Raquel Productions/Warner
   Horizon for the CW, United States

   Arts 
   Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender Eagle Rock Entertainment for 
   British Broadcasting Corporation, United Kingdom

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

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

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

Note to editors:

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

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ABOUT ROSE D?OR

The Rose d'Or is one of the world's most important international entertainment television festivals 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 recognises originality, quality and creativity; and sets the standard for entertainment television.

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