In late May, during the TV and Radio Fair-2018, the first TV channel award ceremony BIG DATA Awards was held.
High audience performance and online TV subscribers’ engagement in Ukraine, which TV channels showed over the past 12 months, were awarded by the independent rating agency BIG DATA UA.
During the ceremony, the CEO of BigDataUa Sergey Boyko handed out awards to the top TV channels in the following nominations:
- The Top Generalist TV Channel is 1+1.
- The Top Kids TV Channel is PLUS PLUS.
- The Top Entertainment TV Channel is TET.
- The Top Movie TV Channel is FOX.
- The Top News TV Channel is 112.
- The Top Music TV Channel is M1.
- The Top Educational TV Channel is DISCOVERY.
- The Top Sports TV Channel is FOOTBALL 1.
- The Top Regional TV Channel is DONBASS.
The awards were also adjudged to Niki Junior in nomination of the “Debut of the Year” for the successful start of broadcasting of a new TV channel, while the “OTSE” TV Channel was awarded in nomination of “Step Forward” for the successful restart of broadcasting.
Moreover, BIG DATA UA recognized the TV channels, which according to Big Data Rating ranked second in each of the above nominations. The following TV channels were granted the “Serious Challenger” Award:
- “STB” in nomination of “Generalist TV Channels”.
- “Pixel” in nomination of “Kids TV Channels”.
- MEGA in nomination of “Entertainment TV Channels”.
- NEWS ONE in nomination of “News TV channels”.
- TV 1000 ACTION EAST in nomination of “Movie TV Channels”.
- MUSIC BOX UA in nomination of “Music TV Channels”.
- NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC in nomination of “Educational TV channels”.
- “FOOTBALL 2” in nomination of “Sports TV channels”.
- TRC “Kyiv” in nomination of “Regional TV Channels”.
- Channel 8 in nomination of “Step Forward”.