Great British Bake Off and the World Cup help BBC One scoop 'Channel of the Year'

The Great British Bake Off and World Cup 2014 coverage have helped BBC One secure C21 Media Channel of the Year at this year's Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Announced this evening (Thursday 27 August) at a ceremony hosted by Frankie Boyle the BBC also scooped New Programme of the Year for its critically acclaimed drama Happy Valley.

This year's new category, Best Online Innovation Award, went to mobile game Reverse the Odds for Channel 4's Stand Up to Cancer and Red Production Company took home Production Company of the Year for its work on Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax for BBC One and Channel 4, E4 and 4oD's Cucumber, Banana and Tofu.

Festival director, Lisa Campbell offered a "huge congratulations" to this years winners and said: "The calibre of entrants has been particularly high, making choosing our winners especially hard."

Voting remains open to delegates via the Festival app for TV Moment of the Year which will be announced at the end of the Festival tomorrow (Friday 28 August) along with the People's Choice Award which is voted for by this year's Ones to Watch and The Network.

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