Made in Leeds wins Royal Television Awards

RTS winners pic

27 June 2016

Local TV channel Made in Leeds has won two Royal Television Society awards at this year’s Yorkshire ceremony.

Marking a first for Local TV, the Made in Leeds news team, On The Aire, won Best News Report for their coverage of the Yorkshire floods.

And Made Television’s Senior Producer and Presenter, Mark O’Brien, was also acknowledged with the award for One to Watch, with the judges commenting on his breadth of skills and talent.

Jamie Conway, CEO of Made Television, said: “I’m so incredibly proud of the Made in Leeds team. They have shown their commitment and talent time and time again and I know how seriously they take their role as the city’s dedicated TV channel. Mark and the On The Aire team have done phenomenally well alongside all the other talented teams and individuals acknowledged at the awards.”

The two awards mark the first RTS awards for Made Television, following Made in Tyne & Wear receiving a Highly Commended acknowledgement at the 2016 Prolific North Awards for Best Entertainment Programme, when Made in Leeds also reached the finals in Best Factual Programme category.

Photo details:  L-R One To Watch Winner Mark O’Brien, On The Aire Presenter and Journalist Mark Kielesz-Levine, On The Aire Journalist Joe Robinson, On The Aire News Editor Andrew Seddon, and On The Aire Journalist and Assistant News Editor Matt Millington.

The Best News Report category nominations included:

–          Christmas flooding – On The Aire Made in Leeds

–          Tadcaster bridge collapse – Calendar ITV Yorkshire

The One to Watch category shortlisted entrants included:

–          Rhys Connah – Happy Valley Red Production Company for BBC One

–          Mark O’Brien Made in Leeds

–          Chris Ryan The Other Plane