In 2023, Channel 4 is commemorating an impressive total of 126 TV Award victories, surpassing all previous records in its 41-year history as a broadcaster. The achievements include:

  • 9 British Academy Television Awards, marking Channel 4’s most significant collection of TV BAFTAs in 22 years (since 2001).
  • More4 receiving the accolade for Best Factual Channel and 4.0 being named Best Entertainment Channel at the Broadcast Digital Awards.
  • 6 Edinburgh TV Awards, boasting a groundbreaking 29 nominations.
  • A Peabody Award for “Ukraine: Life Under Attack.”
  • An International Emmy® for “Derry Girls.”

Several of Channel 4’s programmes have also secured multiple award wins:

  • “Derry Girls” clinched 13 awards, including a BAFTA.
  • “Children of the Taliban” secured 7 awards, also including a BAFTA.
  • “Lyra” earned 6 awards.
  • “Taskmaster” and “I am Ruth” each garnered 6 awards, with the latter also receiving a BAFTA.
  • “Gogglebox” achieved 4 awards, including the RTS Programme Award and NTA.

Ian Katz, Chief Content Officer at Channel 4 comments: “I’m thrilled to see so many Channel 4 programmes collecting trophies this year, across all areas of our output. The channel is unique – both in our remit to challenge the status quo and in our role in supporting brilliant independent producers – and this year’s record haul reflects that distinctiveness. While it has been a challenging year for the broadcasting industry, it’s great to see the hard work and creative brilliance of the people who make our shows recognised by the awards juries.”