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article imageBBC One wins Eurovision award for Doctor Who 50th anniversary

By Mathew Wace Peck     May 28, 2014 in World
BBC One has been awarded the Eurovision Connect prize by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for “Best Promotion For A Fictional Programme,” it has been announced.
The news was relayed via Doctor Who News, which reports that the award was received for BBC One’s “work promoting Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary episode,” The Day of the Doctor, which was simulcast to 94 countries around the world on Saturday, November 23, 2013.
The ceremony took place at the Eurovision Connect Conference, which was held in the Austrian capital, Vienna, between May 26 and 27, brought together about 140 professionals from a number of European public-service broadcasters.
The European Broadcasting Union is most well known for organizing the annual music extravaganza, the Eurovision Song Contest, which this year was won by Austria’s Conchita Wurst.
(Interestingly, a Doctor Who/Eurovision Song Contest mash-up audio drama, Bang-Bang-a-Boom!, was written by Gareth Roberts (Wizards vs Aliens) and Clayton Hickman (Doctor Who Magazine) and released by Big Finish in 2002.)
However, the organization does much more than that. Other events under its auspices include the Marcel Bezençon Awards, the Eurovision Young Musicians, Eurovision Young Dancers, Let the Peoples Sing and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which this year will be held in Malta.
At the Eurovision Connect Conference, BBC One also won the Best Promotion For An Entertainment Programme/Event for The Voice.
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