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BBC Two named channel of the year

BBC Two has been named Channel of the Year at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

It saw off competition from last year's winner, ITV1, to win the gong.

BBC4 was named Digital Channel of the Year at the awards ceremony hosted by comic Jason Byrne.

Other awards included the Terrestrial Programme of the Year which went to BBC One's Sherlock for the second year running.

The show, an updating of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about the master detective, was also voted The Network and Ones To Watch Programme Choice Award.

Transatlantic hit Mad Men, broadcast on Sky Atlantic, was named Digital Programme of the Year.

Talkback, the production company behind hit shows including Celebrity Juice and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, scooped the Indie of the Year award and the BBC iPlayer took the Cross Platform Innovation Award of the Year.

The award for Producer or Director Debut went to producer Grace Reynolds for Channel 4's Educating Essex.

Among the names at the event were Victoria Wood, Sherlock star Andrew Scott and Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey.

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