BBC HD was named channel of the year at last night's inaugural Freesat Awards. This was the voting criteria:
This award is for the best Freesat channel or service, whether TV, radio or interactive with the winner chosen by Freesat viewers. Voters were asked to consider which channel or service had most enhanced their viewing; which had provided them with their best TV or radio moment of the year; which they ‘discovered’ on Freesat; and which they would recommend to their friends.Hmm. Given that the only other one likely in the running was ITV HD that's hardly the most meaningful accolade.